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    ... of features and equipment that are either standard or optional on this vehicle. This manual may also include a description of features and equipment that ... vehicle. Please disregard any features and equipment described in this manual that are not on this vehicle. Chrysler LLC reserves the right to ...
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    SECTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION ...3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ...9 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ...83 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ...199 STARTING AND OPERATING ...303 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES ...393 MAINTAINING YOUR ...
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    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Introduction ...4 How To Use This Manual ...4 Warnings And Cautions ...6 Vehicle Identification Number ...6 Vehicle Modifications/Alterations ...7 1
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    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with ... are urged to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of ...
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    INTRODUCTION 5 1
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    6 INTRODUCTION WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS This Owners Manual contains WARNINGS against operating procedures that could result in an accident or ... result in damage to your vehicle. If you do not read this entire Owners Manual, you may miss important information. Observe all Warnings and Cautions. VEHICLE ...
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    INTRODUCTION 7 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death. 1
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    ... Keys ...12 ▫ Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) ...12 ▫ FOB With Integrated Key ...13 ▫ Tip Start Feature ...14 ▫ Ignition ... ...15 Sentry Key Immobilizer System ...15 ▫ Replacement Keys ...16 ▫ Customer Key Programming ...17 ▫ General Information ...18 Security Alarm System - If Equipped ...
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    ...The Panic Alarm ...24 ▫ Express Down Window Feature ...25 ▫ Programming Additional Transmitters ...25 ▫ Transmitter Battery Service ...25 ▫ General Information ...26 ... Remote Start ...27 Door Locks ...28 ▫ Manual Door Locks ...28 ▫ Power Door Locks ...30 ▫ Child ...
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    ... 11 ▫ Driver And Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag ...50 ▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) ...63 ▫ Child Restraint ...65 Engine Break-In Recommendations ...77 Safety Tips ...78 ▫ Transporting Passengers ...78 ▫ Lock Your Vehicle ...79 ▫ Exhaust Gas ...79 ▫ Safety...
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    12 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS Your vehicle uses a keyless ignition system. This system consists of a Fob with Integrated Key and a Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) with integral ignition switch. You can ...
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    ... STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 Fob With Integrated Key The Fob with Integrated Key operates the ignition switch. It also contains the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter and a valet key, which stores in the rear of the Fob. The valet key allows for entry into ...
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    ... Place the shift lever in PARK. Turn the key to the LOCK position and then remove the key. NOTE: • For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power .... The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to "Key-Off Power Delay," under "Personal Settings ...
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    ... is automatic, regardless of whether the vehicle is locked or unlocked. The system uses the factory-mated Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter with integrated key and Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) to prevent unauthorized vehicle operation. Therefore, only RKE ...
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    ... YOUR VEHICLE indicates that there is a problem with the electronics. This condition will result in the engine being shut off after two seconds. If the Vehicle Security Light turns on during normal ... new vehicle have been programmed to the vehicle electronics. Replacement Keys NOTE: Only RKE ...
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    ... may be performed at an authorized dealer or by using the Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure consists ... never been programmed. NOTE: When having the Sentry Key Immobilizer system serviced, bring ... transmitters with you to the authorized dealer. Customer Key Programming If you have two ...
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    ... TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE The new integrated key is programmed. The RKE transmitter will also be ... to program up to eight keys. If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter with ... contact your authorized dealer for details. NOTE: If a programmed key is lost, see your authorized dealer ...
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    ... and exit the vehicle. 2. Lock the doors and liftgate by pressing the power door LOCK switch or the LOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter. NOTE: The system will not arm if you lock the doors with the manual door LOCK plungers...
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    ... The interior lights will turn on when you press the unlock button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE)... lights if the Dimmer Control is in the extreme downward (Defeat) position. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY ... need not be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system. NOTE: Inserting the Fob with Integrated Key...
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    ... YOUR VEHICLE 21 Remote Key Unlock, Driver Door/All Doors First This feature lets you program the system to unlock...Features)," under "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)" in Section 4. Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Transmitter 2 • For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the ...
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    .... Press the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Security Alarm. Flash Lights with Remote Key Lock This feature will cause the turn signal lights to flash when the doors are locked or unlocked with the transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change the current ...
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    ...liftgate. The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal. Sound Horn with Remote Key Lock This feature ... (EVIC)" in Section 4. • For vehicles not equipped with the EVIC, perform the following steps: 1. Press the LOCK button on a programmed transmitter for at ...
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    ...and park lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will turn on. The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless you turn it off by either ... mph (24 km/h) or greater. NOTE: • The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition switch to...
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    ... lower completely. Programming Additional Transmitters Refer to Sentry Key , "Customer Key Programming." (See page 17 for more information.) If you do not have a programmed transmitter, contact your authorized dealer for details. Transmitter Battery Service The recommended ...
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    ... that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void ...Replacement 2. Remove and replace the batteries. Avoid touching the new batteries with your fingers. Skin oils may cause battery deterioration. If you touch ...
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    ... SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while ...Liftgate closed • HAZARD switch off • BRAKE switch inactive (brake pedal not pressed) • Ignition key removed from ignition switch • Battery at ...
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    ... BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • For security, power window and power sunroof operation (if so ... Security Alarm (if equipped). Then, insert the key into the ignition switch and turn the... must be in the ON position in order to drive the vehicle. To Turn Off the Engine While in Remote Start Mode Press...
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    ... could be seriously or fatally injured. Do not leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or ...when you shut the door, the door will lock. Therefore, make sure the key is not inside the vehicle before closing the door. NOTE: The manual door locks will not lock ...
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    ... or unlock the doors and liftgate. To prevent you from locking your key in the vehicle, the power door lock switch will not operate when the key is in the ignition and ... (24 km/h), and 6. The doors were not previously locked using the power door lock switch or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter
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    ... authorized dealer. See your authorized dealer for programming. Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit The doors ... mph (0 km/h). Automatic Unlock Doors on Exit Programming The Automatic Unlock Doors On Exit feature ... vehicle and close all doors. 2. Place the key in the ignition switch. 3. Within 15 seconds, ...
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    ... Within 30 seconds, depress the power door unlock switch to unlock the doors. 5. A single chime will indicate the completion of the programming. NOTE: If you do not hear the chime, it means that the system did not enter the programming mode and you will need to repeat the procedure...
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    ...: • After engaging the Child Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position. • For emergency ... Door Lock System 1. Open the rear door. 2. Insert the tip of the valet key (or alike) into the child lock control and rotate it to the ...
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    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WINDOWS Power windows The window controls on the driver's door trim panel control all of the ... disengaging the Child Protection Door Lock system, always test the door from the inside to make certain it is in the desired position. Power Window Switches
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    ... position. Opening either front door will cancel this feature. The time for this feature is programmable. Refer to "Key-Off Power Delay," under "Personal Settings (Customer ...in serious injury or death. Auto-Down Feature The driver's power window switch has an Auto-down feature. ...
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    ... with Anti-Pinch Protection - If Equipped On some models, the driver's power window switch has an Auto-up feature. Pull the ...-reverse function unexpectedly during autoclosure. If this happens, pull the switch lightly to the first detent and hold to close window manually. WARNING! There is no ...
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    ... for an additional two seconds after the window is fully open. Wind Buffeting Wind buffeting can be described as the perception of pressure on the ears or a helicopter type sound in the ears. Your vehicle may exhibit wind buffeting with the windows down, or the sunroof (if equipped) in certain open ...
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    ... sunroof opening to minimize the buffeting or open any window. LIFTGATE The liftgate can be unlocked or locked with the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter or by activating the power door lock switch located on either front door trim panel. ...
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    ... and passengers seated next to a window • Supplemental front seat mounted side airbags • An energy-absorbing steering column and steering wheel • Knee Bolsters/Blockers for front seat occupants • Three-point lap and shoulder belts for all seating ...
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    ... happen when people are thrown from the vehicle. Seat belts reduce the possibility of ejection and the risk ... of the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be belted at all times. WARNING! In a collision, you ... or other passengers or you can be thrown out of the vehicle. Always be sure you and ...
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    ... your injuries in a collision much worse. You might suffer internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too. • Two people...
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    ... KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door....of your seat. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to make the belt go around your lap. Pulling Out Lap/Shoulder Belt
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    ... your belt into the buckle nearest you. • A belt that is too loose will not protect you as well. In a... will take the force in a collision. • A shoulder belt placed behind you will not protect you from injury during a... a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are...
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    ...TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To... belt portion, pull up a bit on the shoulder belt. To loosen the lap belt if it is too tight, tilt the latch plate and pull on the lap belt. A snug belt reduces the risk of sliding under the belt...
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    ...no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they have ...
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    ... STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the driver's seat and front passenger's... belt can be adjusted upward or downward to position the belt away from your neck. Push and fully ... fits you best. Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt As a guide, if you are shorter than average...
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    ... until it clears the folded webbing. Seat Belt Pretensioners The driver and front passengerମ. that are designed to remove any slack from the seat belt systems in the event of a collision. These devices .... NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat belt placement by the occupant. The seat...
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    ..., buckle the driver's seat belt. 2. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position, (engine does not need to be running). Wait for the Seat Belt Reminder Light to turn off and then proceed to the next step. NOTE: You must perform the following ...
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    ... position. A single chime will sound to signify that you have successfully completed the programming. The BeltAlert can be reactivated by repeating this procedure. NOTE: When the BeltAlert is deactivated, the Seat Belt Reminder Light will continue to ...
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    ...as snug across the hips as possible. Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the abdomen. That way the strong bones of the hips will take... a supplement to the seat belt restraint systems. The driver's airbag is mounted in the center of the steering wheel. The passenger's front ...
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    ... design. This may allow the airbag to have different rates of inflation that are based on collision severity. 2 WARNING! • Do not put anything on or ... bolster in any way. • Do not mount any accessories to the knee bolster such as alarm lights, stereos, citizens band radios ...
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    .... The supplemental side curtain airbags are located above the side windows. Their covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG. NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim, but they will open to allow airbag deployment. The supplemental front seat mounted side airbags are marked with an SRS ...
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    ... passenger. Side curtain and seat airbags also work with seat belts to improve occupant protection. While the seat belts are designed to protect you in many types of collisions, the front airbags will deploy in moderate to severe frontal collisions. The supplemental ...
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    ... seat. 3. Older children who do not use child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats ... Restraint in this section.) 5. You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make ... in that position. 2. Children who are not big enough to wear the vehicle seat belt properly should ...
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    ... Always wear your seat belts even though you have airbags. • Being too close to the steering wheel or instrument panel during airbag deployment could .... Sit back, comfortably extending your arms to reach the steering wheel or instrument panel. • Supplemental side curtain airbags ...
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    ... Airbag • Supplemental Side Curtain Airbags • Supplemental Front Seat Mounted Side Airbags • Steering Wheel and Column • Instrument Panel • Interconnecting Wiring • Seat Belt Reminder Light • Knee Impact Bolsters • Front Acceleration ...
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    ..., and the steering wheel and column. Furthermore, the airbag system is not active if the key is ...the airbags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on, stays on after you start... Different airbag inflation rates may be possible based on collision severity. The steering wheel hub trim...
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    ... STARTING YOUR VEHICLE panel separate and fold out of the way as the bags inflate to their full size.... curtain airbag pushes the outside edge of the headliner out of the way and covers the window. The airbag inflates ... enough force to injure you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if items ...
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    ... enough force to injure you if you are not belted and seated properly, or if items... correct seat cover specified for the vehicle. • Do not replace the seat cover with an aftermarket seat cover... SRS-related component or fastener be modified or replaced with any part except those, which are approved ...
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    ...STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Unapproved modifications or service procedures to the front seat assembly, its related ... change the airbag deployment in case of a frontal crash. This could result in death or serious injury ... are not permanent and normally heal quickly. However, if you haven't healed...
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    .... If you have skin or eye irritation, rinse the area with cool water. For nose or throat irritation, move to fresh air. If the ... network intact, and the power intact, the Enhanced Accident Response System performs the following functions: • Cuts off fuel to the engine. • Flashes hazard lights. 2
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    ...• Turns on the interior lights, which remain on as long as the battery has power or until the ignition key is removed. • Unlocks the doors automatically. NOTE: The interior lights can... including adding any kind of badges or stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper passengerମ.
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    ... to be maintenance free, if any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: • The Airbag Warning Light does not come on or flickers during the four to six seconds when the ignition switch is first turned ...
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    ... entity upon request. General data that does not identify particular vehicles or crashes may be released for incorporation in aggregate crash... as would identify a particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential data will not be disclosed by the manufacturer of this ...
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    ...Airbag deployment level (if applicable) • Impact acceleration and angle • Seat belt status • Brake status (service and parking brakes) • Accelerator status (including vehicle speed) • Engine control status (including engine speed) • Transaxle gear ...
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    ... restraint for the child's size. There are different sizes and types of restraints for children from newborn size to the child almost large enough ...) but are less than one year old. Both types of child restraints are held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt or the LATCH child restraint anchor ...
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    ...front passenger airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag deployment could cause severe ... Anchors and Tether for CHildren)" in this section. The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing... seat are held in the vehicle by the lap/shoulder belt. Integrated Child Booster Seat - If...
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    .... 2. Lift the seat cushion up and push back to lock it in the booster seat position. 4. Grasp the latch plate and pull out the seat belt. 5. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the seat belt to go around the child's lap.
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    ...VEHICLE 69 NOTE: The lap portion of the seat belt should be low on the hips and as snug ... the seatback should use the lap/shoulder belt in a rear seat. 2 7. To remove the slack from the lap ..., pull upward on the shoulder portion of the seat belt. • Make sure that the child is upright in the seat...
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    ...should be low on the hips and as snug as possible. • Check belt fit periodically. A child's squirming or slouching can move the belt out of position. • If the shoulder belt contacts... the vehicle. Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind their back. NOTE:...
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    ... YOUR VEHICLE 71 Here are some tips on getting the most out of your child restraint: • Before buying any restraint system,... restraint for weight and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may not work when you ...
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    .... If installing child seats in adjacent seating positions, or if your child restraints are not LATCH-compatible, install the restraints using the vehicle's seat belts. Latch Anchorages 1 - Outer 60% Seating Position. Use Lower Anchor Loops A and ...
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    ... the manufacturer's directions carefully when installing your child restraint. Not all child restraint systems will be installed as described here. Again, carefully follow the installation instructions that are provided with the child restraint system. The lower anchors are round ...
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    ...child restraint manufacturer's instructions. NOTE: • Ensure that the tether strap does not slip into ... that all seat belts not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out of reach ... out of the reach of an inquisitive child. Remind all children in the vehicle that the seat belts are not ...
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    ... are equipped with either an Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) or a cinching latch plate or both. Both types of seat belts are designed to keep the lap portion of the seat ... plate into the buckle. Next, extract all the seat belt webbing out of the retractor and then allow the belt to ...
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    ... Seat Track Release Lever • If necessary, move the seat forward to provide better access to the tether anchor. • Attach the tether strap hook of the child restraint to the tether anchor and remove slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions.
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    ...in period is not required for the engine in your vehicle. Drive moderately during the first 300 mi (500 km). After the.... The engine oil installed in the engine at the factory is a high-quality energy-conserving type lubricant. Oil changes should be consistent with anticipated climate conditions under...
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    ... TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE "Maintenance Procedures" in Section 7. NONDETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS MUST NEVER BE USED. A new engine may consume some oil during its first few thousand miles (kilometers) of operation. This should be considered as a ...
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    ...VEHICLE 79 Lock Your Vehicle Always remove the key from the ignition and lock all doors when... value exposed. Exhaust Gas Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined areas any... move your vehicle in or out of the area. If it is necessary to sit in a parked vehicle with the engine running, ...
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    ... passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required. Safety Checks You Should Make ... regarding belt or retractor condition, replace the seat belt. Airbag Warning Light The light should turn on ...
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    ... Leaks Check area under vehicle after overnight parking for fuel, engine coolant, oil, or other fluid leaks. Also, if gasoline fumes are detected or if fuel, power steering fluid, or brake fluid leaks are suspected, the cause should be located and corrected immediately. 2
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    ... ▫ Automatic Dimming Inside Mirror - If Equipped ...89 ▫ Outside Mirrors ...89 ▫ Outside Mirrors Folding Feature - If Equipped ...90 ▫ Power Remote Control Mirrors ...90 ▫ Heated Remote Control Mirrors - If Equipped ...91 ▫ Illuminated Vanity Mirrors - If Equipped ...91 Parkview ...
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    ...121 ▫ Voice Training ...124 Seats ...124 ▫ Manual Front Seat Adjustments ...124 ▫ Power Seat - If Equipped ...129 ▫ Head Restraints ...130 ▫ ...- Seven Passenger Models ...141 To Open And Close The Hood ...144 Lights ...146 ▫ Exterior And Interior Lighting Control ......
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    ...Washers ...156 ▫ Adding Washer Fluid ...157 Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column - If Equipped ...Courtesy/Reading Lights ...162 ▫ Sunglasses Storage ...163 ▫ Interior Observation Mirror ...163 ▫ Power ... Door Opener - If Equipped ...163 ▫ Programming HomeLink ...165 ▫ Gate Operator/Canadian ...
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    ...HomeLink Button ...168 ▫ Security ...169 ▫ Troubleshooting Tips ...169 ▫ General Information ...169 Power Sunroof - If Equipped ...170...173 ▫ Sunroof Fully Closed ...174 Electrical Power Outlets ...174 ▫ Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off ...176 Power Inverter - If Equipped ...176 Cup...
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 87 Storage ...180 ▫ Beverage Cooler/Storage Compartment - If Equipped ...180 ▫ Instrument Panel Storage Compartment - If Equipped ...182 ▫ Center Console Storage ...183 ▫ Flip 'n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat Storage - If Equipped ...184 ...
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    ... for horizontal and vertical mirror adjustment. Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward the rear of the vehicle). The mirror should be adjusted while set in the day position (toward the windshield). Manual Rearview Mirror
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    ...for annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light will illuminate next to the switch when the automatic dimming feature is activated. CAUTION! To avoid damage to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... Feature - If Equipped Some models have exterior mirrors that are hinged. The hinge allows the mirror to ... has three detent positions: forward, rearward, and normal. Power Remote Control Mirrors The ... switch is located on driver's door trim panel. Power MIRROR Switches Models without Express ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ... the mirror in the direction the arrow is pointing. The selection times out after 30 seconds of inactivity in order to guard ... will turn on automatically. Closing the mirror cover will turn off the light. Illuminated Vanity Mirror 3 Sun Visor "Slide-On Rod" Feature - If Equipped This feature ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...to "Setting Display Properties," under "System Settings" in the Navigation User's Manual for navigation screen brightness adjustment instructions. To operate the Rear Backup Camera: 1. Start the engine. 2. Move the shift lever into REVERSE. 3. Wait one...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ... else builds up on the camera lens, clean the lens, rinse with water, and dry with a soft cloth. Do not cover the lens. HANDS-FREE ... to your "Navigation User's Manual" for UConnect system operating instructions for these radios. UConnect is a voice-activated, hands-free, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile, Version 0.96 or higher. See the UConnect website for supported phones. NOTE: For UConnect following websites: customer support, visit the • www.chrysler.com/uconnect • www.dodge.com/uconnect • www.jeep.com/uconnect • or call 1–877ମ.
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    ... rearview mirror contains the microphone for the system (depending on the type of mirror and radio equipped), and ... cellular phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset Profile) you may not be able ... either from the radio volume control knob or from the steering wheel radio control (right switch...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... the voice command is given. You can also break the commands into parts and say each part of the... use the combined form voice command Phonebook New Entry, or you can break the combined form command into two voice commands: Phonebook and New Entry. Please remember, the UConnect system works best when ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...to reference your cellular phone Owner's Manual. The UConnect website may also provide detailed instructions for pairing. The following are general phone to UConnect system pairing instructions: • Press the PHONE button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following ...
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    ... number that you enter must be of valid length and combination. Based on the country in which the vehicle was purchased, the UConnect system limits the user ... can say John Doe, where John Doe is a previously stored name entry in the UConnect phonebook. To learn how to store a name in the phonebook, ...
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    ... to Your UConnect Phonebook NOTE: Adding names to the phonebook is recommended when the vehicle is not in motion. • Press the PHONE button to begin. • After the ... entry that you are adding. After you are finished adding an entry into the phonebook, you will be given the opportunity to add more ...
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    ...). Please see your phone Owner's Manual for specific instructions on how to send these entries from your phone. NOTE: • The phone handset must support Bluetooth OBEX ...the address book entry via Bluetooth . Please see your phone Owner's Manual for specific instructions on how ...
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    ... Phonebook NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended when the vehicle is not in motion. • Press the PHONE ... while the UConnect system is playing the desired entry and say Delete. • After you... wish to delete. • Note that only the phonebook entry in the current language is deleted. Delete All...
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    ... system will play the names of all the phonebook entries. • To call one of the names in the list, press... if the feature(s) are available on your cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular... the UConnect system. Check with your cellular service provider for the features that you have. Answer...
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    ...: The UConnect system compatible phones in the market today do not support rejecting an incoming call when another call is in progress. Therefore, the user can only answer an ... and say Dial or Call followed by the phone number or phonebook entry you wish to call. The first call will be ...
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    ... system. Call Continuation Call continuation is the progression of a phone call on the UConnect system after the vehicle ignition key has been switched to OFF. Call continuation functionality available on the vehicle can be any one of three types:
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    ... VEHICLE 105 • After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can continue on the UConnect ... to the mobile phone. • After the ignition key is switched to OFF, a call can continue on the UConnect ... to the mobile phone after the ignition key is switched to OFF. UConnect System Features Language ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... beep, say Emergency and the UConnect system will instruct the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is supported in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. NOTE: The emergency number dialed is based on the country where the vehicle is purchased (...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... except for pagers of certain companies, which time out a little too soon to work properly ...service or automated customer service line. Some services require immediate response selection. In some ...also to be used for navigating through an automated customer service center menu structure, and to leave ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    ... number associated with the phonebook entry, as tones over the phone. NOTE: • You may not hear all ... have system time out settings that are too short and may not allow the use of ... confirmation prompts off will stop the system from confirming your choices (e.g., the UConnect system will not repeat a...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... your call is answered, you will hear the audio. Mute/Un-Mute (Mute Off) When you mute the UConnect system, you will still be able to hear the conversation coming from the other party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In order to mute the UConnect...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...disconnect the Bluetooth connection between a UConnect paired cellular phone and the UConnect system, follow the instructions described in your cellular phone User's Manual. List Paired Cellular Phone Names • Press the PHONE button to begin. •...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... then choose the phone that you wish to select. • The selected phone will be used for the next phone call. If the selected phone is not available, the UConnect system will return to using the highest priority phone present in or near (approximately within 30 ft [9 m]) the vehicle. Delete UConnect ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ...system. For best results, the Voice Training session should be completed when the vehicle is parked with the engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan switched OFF. This procedure may be repeated with a new user. The system will adapt to the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... eight-zero-zero. • Even though international dialing for most number combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing number combinations may not be supported. • In a convertible vehicle, system performance may be compromised with the convertible ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ...-established by switching the phone off/on. Your cell phone is recommended to remain in Bluetooth ON mode. Power-Up After switching the ignition key from OFF to either ON or ACC position, or after a language change, you must wait at least five seconds ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 115 3
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    116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117 3
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    118 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Primary zero one two three four five six seven eight nine star (*) plus (+) pound (#) add location all Voice Commands Alternate(s) Voice Commands Primary Alternate(s) call cancel confirmation prompts continue delete dial download edit emergency ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 119 Primary language list names list phones mobile mute mute off new entry no pager pair a phone phone pairing phonebook previous record again redial Voice Commands Alternate(s) pairing phone book ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... Operation is subject to the following conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept... injury or death. When you press the VR hard-key, you will hear a beep. The beep is your ...while it lists options, press the VR hard-key, listen for the beep, and say your ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 121 Pressing the VR hard-key while the system is speaking is known as "barging ... Commands The Voice Recognition System understands two types of commands. Global commands are available at all ... by pressing the VR hard-key. 2. Say a command (e.g., HELP). 3. Use the ON/OFF VOLUME rotary ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    122 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Main Menu Start a dialogue by pressing the VR hard-key. You may say MAIN MENU to switch to the main menu. In this mode, you can say the following commands: • RADIO (to switch to the radio mode) • DISC (to switch to the disc mode) • MEMO (to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ...MEMO. In this mode, you may say the following commands: • NEW MEMO (to record a new memo) - During the recording you may press the VR hard-key to stop recording. You continue by saying one of the following commands: − SAVE (to save the memo) − CONTINUE (to continue recording) − DELETE (to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...: Keep in mind that you have to press the VR hard-key first and wait for the beep, before speaking the ... Training feature may be used. 1. Press the VR hard-key, speak "System Setup" and once you are ... the vehicle is parked, engine running, all windows closed, and the blower fan switched OFF. This ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be adjusted properly and you could be injured.... lean forward and lift the lever. Release the lever once the seatback is in the upright position. 3 Manual Seat Adjustment
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ... movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked. • Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 127 Lumbar Support - If Equipped The control lever is on the outboard side of the seatback. Turn the control lever downward to increase the lumbar support or upward to decrease the lumbar support as desired. Driver's Seat ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... folded flat, it is an extension of the load floor surface (allowing long cargo to fit from the rear hatch up to the instrument panel). The fold-flat seatback also has a hardback surface that you can use as a work surface when the seat is folded flat and the vehicle is not in motion. Fold Flat Seat
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    ... the seat could cause you to lose control. Adjust any seat only while the vehicle is parked. Power Seat - If Equipped The power seat switch is on the outboard side of the seat near the floor. Use this switch to move the seat up, down, forward, rearward,...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust any ... this button. However, you must press this button to lower the head restraint. Power Seat Switch CAUTION! Do not place any article under any seat as it may cause damage ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131 WARNING! • Do not sit in a seat or allow a passenger to sit in a seat without having ...result in personal injury to you or your passenger in the event of an accident. • Do not leave a head restraint that is removed from a seat loose in the vehicle. A...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...After turning ON the ignition, you can choose from High, Low, or Off heat settings. Amber indicator lights in each switch indicate the level of heat in use. Two indicator lights will illuminate for high, one for low, and none for off. WARNING! Do not allow a passenger to sit in ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ...the system automatically turns the heater and the indicator light off after 30 minutes of continuous operation....low level heating and turns one indicator light off after 30 minutes of continuous operation. It will turn the heater and the remaining indicator light off after an additional 30 minutes of...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... passenger seat, make sure the front seatback is not in a reclined position. This will allow the seat to fold easily... any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. • Be sure everyone ... and using a seat belt properly. • On seven passenger models, do not allow a passenger ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...WARNING! To prevent personal injury or damage to objects, keep your head, arms, and objects out of the folding path of the seatback. 4. Gently guide the seatback into the folded position. To Unfold the Seat Raise the seatback and lock it in place. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... certain that the seatback is locked securely into position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly ... using body pressure, move forward and rearward on the seat to be sure that the seat adjusters have latched. Manual Seat Adjustment
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ... a seat while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. The sudden movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust any seat only while the vehicle is parked. Recliner Adjustment...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... movement of the seat could cause you to lose control. The seat belt might not be adjusted properly and you could be injured. Adjust the seat only while the vehicle is parked. • Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting against your chest. In...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ...20% seatback/armrest and lock it in place when not in use or when additional seating area is required....locked securely into position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats ...outboard side of the seatback forward, and in one fluid motion, the seat cushion flips upward...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    140 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Tip n Slide Seat™ Grab Handle NOTE: A hand-grip is molded into the front of each quarter trim panel near the door opening to assist entry and exit from the third-row passenger seats.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... OF YOUR VEHICLE 141 WARNING! Do not drive the vehicle with the seat in this position, as it is only ... securely into position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats ... sure the second-row passenger seat is not in a reclined position. This will allow the seat to fold...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To Fold the Seat Pull the latch release-loop located at the top of the seatback upward, push the seat forward slightly, and release the release-loop. Then, continue to push the seat forward. The head restraints will fold automatically as the seat ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... securely into position. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the proper stability for passengers. An improperly ...seat could cause serious injury. • Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row... injury to the passenger in the event of an accident. • Do not allow a passenger to sit in a third row...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    144 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD Two latches must be released to open the hood. First, pull the hood release lever located under the left side of the instrument panel. Outside of the vehicle, locate the safety latch lever near the center of the grille ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... the hood prop rod is fully seated into its storage retaining clips. • Do not slam the hood to close it. Use a firm downward push at the center front edge... hood is fully closed, with both latches engaged. 3 WARNING! If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when the vehicle is moving and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE LIGHTS Exterior and Interior Lighting Control The multifunction lever on the left side of the steering column controls the operation of the headlights, parking lights, turn signal lights, instrument panel lights, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ... after you turn the ignition switch to the LOCK position. To turn the Automatic System OFF, turn the end of the multifunction lever out of the AUTO position. NOTE: The engine must be running before the headlights will turn on in the automatic mode. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    ...) and operate at DRL (lower) intensity, whenever the ignition is ON, the engine is running, the HEADLIGHT switch is off, the parking brake is off, the turn signal is off, and the shift lever is in any position except PARK. NOTE: The Daytime Running Lights will turn off ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... flash to show proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. 3 Front Fog Light NOTE: The front fog lights will only operate with the headlights on low beam. Selecting high beam headlights will turn off the front fog lights. Turn Signal Control
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    ... has a very fast flash rate, check for an inoperative outside light bulb. If an indicator fails to light when the lever is moved, see your authorized dealer for service. Highbeam/Lowbeam ... You can signal another vehicle with your headlights by lightly pulling the multifunction lever toward you. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... and release the lens to turn ON or turn OFF the light manually. These lights also turn on when you press the UNLOCK button on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, open a door or the liftgate, or turn the Dimmer Control completely upward to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ...OF YOUR VEHICLE Battery Saver Feature To protect the battery, the interior lights will turn off automatically within 10 minutes of turning the ignition switch to the LOCK position. This will occur if the interior lights were switched ON manually or are on because a door is open. Dimmer Control The ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... detent to turn ON the interior lights. NOTE: The Battery Saver feature will not activate until ... Feature" for additional information. Interior Light Defeat OFF Rotate the Dimmer Control completely... position. The interior lights will remain off when the doors are open. WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... the ON position again. CAUTION! • Turn the windshield wipers OFF when driving through an automatic car wash. Damage to ... the wipers to return to the park position before turning OFF the engine. If the WIPER switch is left ON and the wipers freeze to the windshield, damage to the wiper motor may ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 155 Intermittent Wiper System Use the intermittent wiper system when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle with a variable pause between cycles desirable. Rotate the end of the Windshield Wiper/Washer control lever to the first detent, and then ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... approximately 10 seconds after the wipers are turned ON if the multifunction lever (on the left side of the steering column) is placed in the (A) AUTO position. In addition, the headlights will turn off when the wipers are turned OFF if they were turned ON...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ...the defroster before and during windshield washer use. Adding Washer Fluid NOTE: Refer to the "Engine Compartment" diagram in Section 7 for the location of ...steering column. The tilt/telescoping control handle is located below the steering wheel at the end of the steering column.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... until fully engaged. WARNING! Do not adjust the steering wheel while driving. The tilt/...adjustment must be locked while driving. Adjusting the steering wheel while driving or driving without ...control handle downward. To tilt the steering column, move the steering wheel upward or downward as desired....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ...Control Operation The speed control lever is located on the right side of the steering wheel. To Activate Push and release the ON/OFF button located on the end ... a second time. The Cruise Indicator Light will turn off. Be sure to turn the system OFF when not in use. NOTE: •...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... have an accident. Always leave the system OFF when you are not using it. To Set At A Desired Speed ... lever to SET DECEL. To Deactivate A soft tap on the brake pedal, or pulling the speed control lever toward you to CANCEL, or normal brake pressure while slowing the vehicle will deactivate the speed ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 161 To Vary the Speed Setting When the speed control is set, you can increase speed by pushing up and holding the lever in RESUME ACCEL. Release the lever when the desired speed is reached, and the new set speed will be established. Tapping RESUME ACCEL ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...OVERHEAD CONSOLE The overhead console contains courtesy/reading lights, storage for sunglasses, an interior observation mirror, and an optional power sunroof switch. Overhead Console Courtesy/Reading Lights Refer to "Courtesy/Reading Lights" under...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... latch in position to use the interior observation mirror. Power Sunroof Switch - If Equipped Refer to "Power Sunroof" in Section 3. GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED HomeLink replaces ...openers, motorized gates, lighting, or home security systems. The HomeLink unit operates off your ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... or gate will open and close while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do not train the transceiver if people or pets are in the path of the .... This includes most garage door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener without these safety features. Call toll-free ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... injury or death. Programming HomeLink Before You Begin If you have not trained any... HomeLink button you wish to program while keeping the indicator light in view. 3. Simultaneously press ... Watch for the HomeLink indicator to change flash rates. When it changes, it is programmed. It may take up to 30 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... rolling code. If so, proceed to the heading "Programming A Rolling Code System." 4. Press and ... for two seconds, and then turns to a constant light, continue with programming for a Rolling Code.... close the door). If the indicator light stays on constantly, programming is complete and the garage ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... device is plugged in and activates, programming is complete. If the device does not activate, press the...remaining button. DO NOT erase the channels. Gate Operator/Canadian Programming Canadian radio-...which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up the signal during programming. 3 1 - Garage ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... having difficulties programming a garage door opener or a gate operator, replace "Programming HomeLink " Step 3 with the following: 3. Continue to press ... plug it back in at this time. Then proceed with Step 4 under "Programming HomeLink " earlier in this section. Using HomeLink To operate,...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... Transceiver is disabled when the Vehicle Security Alarm is active. Troubleshooting Tips If you are having trouble programming HomeLink , here are some of the most common solutions: • Replace the battery in the original transmitter. • Press ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... has been tested and it complies with FCC and IC rules. Changes or modifications not expressly... only signifies that Industry Canada technical specifications were met. POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED The...power sunroof switch is located between the sun visors on the overhead console. Power sunroof Switch
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 171 WARNING! • Never leave children in a vehicle, with the key in the ignition switch. Occupants, particularly unattended children, can become entrapped by the power sunroof while operating the power sunroof switch....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    172 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE the switch in the forward position, the sunroof will close fully and then stop automatically. Release the switch once the sunroof stops moving. Closing Sunroof - Express Press the switch forward and release, and the sunroof will close automatically ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth to clean the glass panel. Ignition Off Operation For vehicles not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the power ... cancel this feature. The time is programmable. Refer to "Key-Off Power Delay," under "Personal Settings (...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...the switch forward and release to ensure that the sunroof is fully closed. ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS There are two fused 12-Volt power outlets located in the center console below the radio. The outlet on the top has power available when the ignition switch in the ON or ACC position. The outlet on the...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ...YOUR VEHICLE 175 A third fused 12-Volt power outlet is located on the back of the center console. ... ACC position. A fourth fused 12-Volt power outlet is located on the left quarter trim panel in the cargo area. This outlet has power available when the ignition switch is in the ON or ACC position. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...battery life and/or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e., coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.)...vehicle's battery. • Power outlets are designed for accessory plugs only. Do not hang any type of accessory or accessory bracket from the plug. POWER INVERTER - If...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... 115 Volt AC (150 Watt maximum) power rating is exceeded. WARNING! To Avoid Serious Injury or Death: • Do not use a three-prong adaptor. ... at the outlet. Press and release the switch again to turn OFF the power outlet. The status indicator will also turn off. • Do not touch with wet hands. • ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    178 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CUP AND BOTTLE HOLDERS CUPHOLDERS Armrest Cupholders Center Console Cupholders
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 179 BOTTLE HOLDERS 3 Quarter Trim Panel Cupholders (Seven Passenger Models) Door Bottle Holder
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...12 oz (0.35 l) cans when placed horizontally in the retainer. The beverage retainer is removable to allow for storage of other items in the compartment when not in use as a cooler. STORAGE Beverage Cooler/Storage Compartment - If Equipped NOTE: The Beverage Cooler can keep chilled beverages cool ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... decreases the airflow, and turning it all the way forward turns off the airflow. Airflow Control Valve 3 The compartment cools when the airflow control valve is open, the engine is running, and the Air Conditioning (A/C) is on or the Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    182 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Whether operating a Manual Heating and A/C system or operating an ATC system in a manual mode, the A/C indicator must be ON to cool the compartment. Instrument Panel Storage Compartment - If Equipped Press and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 183 Center Console Storage 3 Center Console Cubby Bin Center Stack Cubby Bin
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    184 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Flip 'n Stow™ Front Passenger Seat Storage - If Equipped The seat latch release-loop is located in the center of the seat cushion between the seat cushion and the seatback. Pull the loop upward to release the latch and then forward to open the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... the seat cushion downward after closing it to make sure it latches to the base. WARNING! Be certain that the seat cushion is locked securely into position before using the seat. Otherwise, the seat will not provide the proper stability for passengers. An improperly latched seat cushion ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    186 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Second-Row Map Pocket and Grocery Retainers - If Equipped A map storage pocket and grocery retainers are located on the back of the drivers seatback. In-Floor Storage Bin with Removable Liner NOTE: Position the front seat to at least a mid-track ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 187 The liner can be removed for easy cleaning by lifting on the notches as shown. 3 In-Floor Storage Bin To access the bin, position the floor mat aside (if equipped). Pull the door latch release-loop upward to release the latch and then forward to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... To remove it, press on the indent on the side of the flashlight and release. NOTE: Be sure to return the flashlight to its charging station when not in use to ensure it is ready for operation the next time you need it. Cargo Management System Five Passenger System Features • A raised load floor ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 189 • A retractable cargo area cover (if equipped). Seven Passenger System Features • A large built-in storage bin with a hinged hardcover located in the floor behind the third-row passenger seats. • 60/40 split second-row passenger seats with fold ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ...a sudden stop or collision. WARNING! To help protect against personal injury, passengers should not be seated in the rear cargo area. The rear cargo space is intended for load carrying purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and use seat belts.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... Models NOTE: The purpose of this cover is for privacy, not to secure loads. It will not prevent cargo from shifting or ... extended, covers the cargo area to keep items out of sight. Notches in the trim panels near the... cover rolls away neatly inside its housing when not in use. You can also remove the...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... you. As the cover nears the liftgate opening, guide the rear attachment posts (on both ends ...and strike someone inside the vehicle. Do not store the cargo cover on the cargo floor ... the cover from the vehicle when taken from its mounting. Do not store it in the vehicle. Positioning Retractable Cargo...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... The Rear Window Wiper/Washer Control is located on the right side of the steering column. The rotary ring switch on the lever controls rear wiper and... wiper will automatically return to the park position if you turn OFF the ignition switch while it is operating. The rear wiper will resume operation...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ..., damage to the rear wiper motor may occur. Adding Washer Fluid NOTE: Refer to the "Engine Compartment" diagram in Section 7 for the location of the washer fluid reservoir. The windshield washer and rear window washer share the same fluid reservoir. The...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...a soft cloth and a mild washing solution, wiping parallel to the heating elements. Labels can be peeled off after soaking with warm water. • Do not use scrapers, sharp instruments, or abrasive window cleaners on the interior surface of the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ...rails are designed to carry cargo weight. The load must not exceed 150 lbs (68 kg), and it... the cross rails. In addition, the roof rack does not increase the total load carrying capacity of the ... cargo inside the vehicle plus that on the roof rack does not exceed the maximum vehicle load capacity. To ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... the arrows marked on the underside of the cross rails face the front of the vehicle. • To help reduce the amount of wind noise when the cross rails are not in use, fasten the front cross rail in the fourth position from the front and the rear cross rail in the eighth position. The tie down holes ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... and vehicle. • To avoid damage to the roof rack and vehicle, do not exceed the maximum roof rack load capacity of 150 lbs (68 ... securely tied before driving your vehicle. Improperly secured loads can fly off the vehicle, particularly at high speeds, resulting in personal injury or property damage....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... ...221 ▫ Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) Displays ...223 ▫ Oil Change Required ...225 ▫ Trip Functions ...226 ▫ Compass ... Radio General Information ...233 ▫ Radio Broadcast Signals ...233 ▫ Two Types Of Signals ...233 ▫ Electrical Disturbance ...233 ▫ AM Reception ...233...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... Multimedia System - If Equipped ...234 ▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped) ...235 ▫... System (VR) (If Equipped) ...235 ▫ Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Communication (UConnect ) (If Equipped... Code RES - AM/FM Stereo Radio With CD Player (MP3 AUX Jack) ...254 ▫...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... 201 Sales Code REU - Multimedia System - If Equipped ...266 ▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio ...267 ▫ Operating Instructions - Hands-Free...Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (If Equipped) ...276 ▫ Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES)™ (If Equipped) ...276 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...283 ▫ Left-Hand Switch Functions For Media (i.e., CD) Operation ...283 CD/DVD Maintenance ...284 Radio Operation ... Control Functions - All Systems ...285 ▫ Single-Zone Manual Air Conditioning And Heating System ...288 ▫ Two- And Three-Zone Manual Air Conditioning And Heating Systems - If ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 203 INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES 4 1 2 3 4 - Side Window Demist Outlet - Air Outlet - Instrument Cluster - Storage Compartment or Remote Display Panel* 5 6 7 8 HAZARD Switch Switch Bank Beverage Cooler/Storage Compartment* Glove Box 9 - Climate ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    204 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ...Coolant Temperature Gauge The temperature gauge indicates engine coolant temperature. Any reading within ...remains on the "H" mark, turn the engine OFF immediately and call for service. (See page ...running, as you would not be able to react to the temperature indicator light if the engine overheats....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    206 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 4. Coolant Temperature Warning Light This light warns of an overheated engine condition. If the light turns on .... If the temperature reading does not return to normal, turn the engine off immediately and call for service. (See page 394 for more information.) ...
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    ... could be badly burned by steam or boiling coolant. You may want to call a service center if your vehicle overheats.... Beam Indicator Light This light shows that the headlights are on high beam. Pull the multifunction lever on the left side of the steering column toward you to switch to low beam. (See...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... more information.) 11. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Failure Indicator Light - If Equipped This light monitors the All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) system. The light will turn on for a bulb check when the ignition ... 311 for more information.) 14. Seat Belt Reminder Light This light will turn on for several seconds ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ...ajar), "door" (door ajar), "gATE" (liftgate ajar), "LoCOOL" (low engine coolant), "LoWASH" (low washer fluid), "gASCAP" (fuel cap fault), "ESPOFF" (ESP in partial off mode), "NoFUSE" (IOD fuse out), "HotOIL" (2.4L engine oil temp too hot), ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ....) Change Oil Message (Base And Mid Line Clusters Only) Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The "CHANgE OIL" message will ... oil change indicator system is duty cycle based, which means the engine oil change interval may fluctuate dependent upon ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...switch is turned ON. This light will also turn on while the engine is running if there is a problem with the Electronic... the ignition key. The light should turn off. If the light remains lit with the engine... IS CORRECTED. This light does not show the quantity of oil in the engine. The engine oil level...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    ..., such as the fog lights or rear defroster. If the light remains on, it means that the charging system is experiencing a problem. See your local authorized dealer to obtain service immediately. 19. Cruise Indicator Light - If Equipped This indicator lights when the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... 213 21. Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale Light - If Equipped Each tire, including .... Accordingly, when the low tire pressure telltale light illuminates, you should stop and ... with a TPMS malfunction indicator to indicate when the system is not operating properly. The TPMS malfunction indicator is...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    .... Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants or balance beads if your ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    .... However, the conventional brake system will continue to operate normally if the Brake System Warning Light is not on. If the ABS light is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefit of Anti-Lock brakes. Furthermore, the...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    ... catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required. 25. Electronic Stability Program (ESP)/Brake Assist System (BAS) Malfunction Indicator Light - If Equipped The yellow ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ..., including brake fluid level and parking brake application. If the light turns ...may indicate that the parking brake is applied, that the brake fluid level is low, or that there is a problem with the ABS.... System Warning Light, which will turn on when the brake fluid level in the master cylinder drops...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ...two seconds and then turn off. The light will remain on if the parking brake is applied or if a brake fault is detected. If the parking brake is not applied and the light remains on, or if the ... brake is applied. This light shows only that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 219 this display. Press and release the button once to turn on the display. Press and release it again to turn off the display. Setting Compass Variance (Mid Line Cluster Only) Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic North and geographic North. To allow the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... Variance value is selected. NOTE: The shift lever must be in PARK to enter the Calibration mode. To calibrate the compass, first, start the engine. Next, press and hold the COMPASS/TEMPERATURE DISPLAY button until the current variance zone number displays (approximately 10 seconds). Then, press and...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... circles, at speeds under 5 mph (8 km/h), in an area free from power lines and large metallic objects, until the "CAL" indicator turns off. The compass ... below the fuel and temperature gauges. Vehicles equipped with steering wheel-mounted buttons (described in this section) are also ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ...), and, • Personal Settings (customer programmable features). The system allows the driver to select information by pressing the following buttons mounted on the steering wheel. EVIC Steering Wheel Switches Press and release this button and the mode ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... with either turn signal on) • Left Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • Left Rear Turn Signal ...with a single chime) • Right Front Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • Right Rear Turn Signal Light Out (with a single chime) • RKE Battery Low (with a single chime) • ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... 2. • Channels Cleared. Refer to "Garage Door Opener" in Section 2. • Did Not Train. Refer to "Garage Door Opener" in Section 2. • Left ... to information on "Tire Pressure Monitor" in Section 5. • Low Fuel • Cal • Oil Change Required (with a single chime) • Low Washer Fluid
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 225 • Coolant Low • Key in Ignition • Lights On Oil Change Required Your vehicle is equipped with an engine oil change indicator system. The "Oil Change Required" message will display in the EVIC for ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... (DTE) Shows the estimated distance that can be traveled with the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is determined by a weighted average of the instantaneous and average ... will change to a text display of LOW FUEL. This display will continue until the vehicle runs out of fuel. Adding
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 227 a significant amount of fuel to the vehicle will turn off the LOW FUEL text and a new DTE value will display. • Elapsed Time Shows the total elapsed time of travel since the last reset when the ignition switch is in the ACC position. Elapsed time will ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ... is self-calibrating, which eliminates the need to calibrate the compass manually. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic and the ...the compass appears erratic or is inaccurate, you can calibrate the compass manually by performing the following steps. 1. Turn the ignition switch ON. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 229 Compass Variance Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic North and geographic North. To allow the compass module to compensate for that difference and ensure accuracy, you can set the variance in the compass module to the zone where the vehicle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... this display to select English, French, or Spanish. Then, as you continue, the information will display in the selected language. NOTE: The EVIC will not change the UConnect language selection. Refer to "Language Selection" under "Hands-Free Communication (UConnect )" in Section 3. "AUTO ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... the driver's door will unlock on the first press of the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) UNLOCK button. When Driver Door 1st Press is selected, you must press the ... is pressed. This feature may be selected with or without the flash lights with lock feature. To make your selection, press ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... by this feature. To make your selection, press and release the RESET button until "ON" or "OFF" appears. "KEY-OFF POWER DELAY" When this feature is selected, the power window switches, radio, hands-free system (if equipped), DVD video system (...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... two about the transmission and reception of radio signals. Two Types of Signals There are two basic types of radio signals: AM (Amplitude Modulation), in which the transmitted sound causes the amplitude, ... AM reception can be disrupted by such things as lightning, power lines and neon signs....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ... not equipped with the Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC), the radio and steering wheel.... • For vehicles equipped with the EVIC, the radio and steering wheel radio controls (if equipped.... The time is programmable. For details, refer to "Key-Off Power Delay," under "Personal Settings...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ...operation. Refer to your radio-specific user's manual for detailed operating instructions. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped) Refer to your radio-specific user's manual for detailed operating instructions. Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) (...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    236 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Clock Setting Procedure Setting the Clock 1. Turn on the multimedia system. 2. Touch the screen where the time is displayed. The clock setting menu will appear on the screen. 3. To move the hour forward, touch the screen where the word "Hour" with the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ...PANEL 237 Show Time if Radio is Off When selected, this feature will display the time of day on the touch screen when the multimedia system is turned off. Proceed as follows to change the current setting:... to the words "Show Time if Radio is Off." Touch the screen where the words "Show Time...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ...REQ - AM/FM STEREO RADIO AND 6-DISC CD/DVD CHANGER (MP3/WMA AUX JACK) NOTE:... the lower right side of your radio faceplate. Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Push the ON/VOLUME...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... "Hands-Free Communication (UConnect )" in Section 3. If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not available on your vehicle, a "Not ...-Free Communication (UConnect )" in Section 3. If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not available on your vehicle, a "Not ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ...To exit, press any button/knob or wait five seconds. The clock can also be set by pressing the SETUP button and selecting the "SET HOME CLOCK" entry. Once in this display follow the above procedure, starting at step 2. INFO Button Press the INFO button for an RDS station (one with call letters ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    .... Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button or turning the TUNE/SCROLL control knob within five seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast Music Type information. 4
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    242 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Toggle the MUSIC TYPE button to select the following format types: Program Type No program type or undefined Adult Hits Classical ... Country Language Inform Jazz News Nostalga Oldies Program Type Personality Public Rhythm and Blues Religious ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... PANEL 243 By pressing the SEEK button when the Music Type icon is displayed, the radio will be tuned to the next frequency station with the same selected Music Type name. The Music Type function only operates .... If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type (Program Type) mode, the Music ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... made while playing a DVD. • VES™ Power - Allows you to turn VES™ ON and OFF (if equipped). • VES™ Lock - Locks out rear VES™ remote controls (if equipped). • ... language (effective only if language supported by disc). If you want to select a language not listed, then scroll ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...(effective only if the language is supported by the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling down ... only if the language is supported by the disc). You can select a language not listed by scrolling down ...the movie. In some rare cases, the DVD player may not auto-play the main title. In...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... disc is loaded, changes will not be effective. Also, the defaults are effective only if the disc supports the customer-preferred settings. AM and FM Buttons Press... pressing the SET button, the station will continue to play but will not be stored into pushbutton memory. You may add ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    .... After the radio displays INSERT DISC, insert the CD into the player. Radio display will show LOADING DISC when the ... DVD player and other radio internal components. CAUTION! This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... for five seconds and all CDs will be ejected from the radio. The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF. SEEK Button (CD MODE) Press the right SEEK button for ...CD MODE) Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is released,...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    .../WMA files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3/WMA file recording media supported by the radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3,WMA, DVD ... disc formats are supported by the radio. Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal CD audio tracks ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... named with the MP3/WMA extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3/WMA and will not play the file.... table are supported. In addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3/WMA files use a 44.1...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... MP3/WMA files may be affected by the following: • Media - CD-RW media may take longer to load...To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To...sequence if the selection does not contain playable files). The folder list will time out after five ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... seconds to return to elapsed time display. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack ... portable device such as an MP3/WMA player, cassette player, or microphone and utilize the vehicle's...set to the proper level. If the AUX audio is not loud enough, turn the device's volume ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...Equipped) Refer to "Hands-Free Communication (UConnect )" in Section 3. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If Equipped) Refer to "Satellite Radio" in this section. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES)™ (If Equipped) Refer to separate...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...PANEL SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) NOTE: The radio... lower right side of your radio faceplate. Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Push the On...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... "Hands-Free Communication (UConnect )" in Section 3. If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not available on your vehicle, a "Not ...-Free Communication (UConnect )" in Section 3. If your vehicle is not equipped with or this feature is not available on your vehicle, a "Not ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ...radio, press the SETUP button, use the Tune/Scroll control to select SET CLOCK, and then follow the above procedure, starting at Step 2. For vehicles not equipped with satellite radio, press the SETUP button and then follow the above procedure, starting at Step 2. INFO Button Press the INFO button ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...Tune/Scroll control knob within five seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast Music Type... MUSIC TYPE button to select the following format types: Program Type No program type or undefined Adult Hits Classical Classic...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    258 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Program Type Foreign Language Information Jazz News Nostalgia ... Musc Rel Talk Rock Soft Soft Rck Soft R & B Program Type Sports Talk Top 40 Weather 16-... FM mode. If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type (Program Type) mode, the Music Type mode ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ...wish to lock onto this station and press and release that button. If a button is not selected within five seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will continue to play but will not be stored into pushbutton memory. You may add a second station to each ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1. CAUTION! • This CD player will accept 4-3/4 in (12 cm) discs...other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. • Do not use adhesive labels. These...peel away and jam the player mechanism. • RES is a single CD player. Do not attempt to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    .... Press and hold FF (Fast Forward) and the CD player will begin to fast forward until FF is ... and have not removed it within 10 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, the radio will reinsert the CD but will not play it. A disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF. NOTE: ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3 file recording media supported by the radio are CDDA, CD-R, CD-RW, MP3, and CDDA+MP3... file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... disc formats are supported by the radio. Multisession discs may contain combinations of normal CD audio ... multisession for CD audio or MP3 playback may result in longer disc loading times. Supported ... playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will not play ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... of MP3 files may be affected by the following: • Media - CD-RW media may take longer to ... To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To ...ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not supported by the radios. Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... in sequence if the selection does not contain playable files). The folder list will time out after five seconds. INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) Pressing ...for three seconds to return to elapsed time display. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ...day will display for five seconds (when ignition is OFF). Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone (UConnect ...Equipped) Refer to "Satellite Radio" in this section. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES)™ (If ..., navigation system, six disc CD/ DVD player, USB port, 30-gigabyte...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... allows uploads of music and photos from CDs or through the USB port. The Gracenote database ...radio. Other special features include music type selections, traffic messaging (optional), easy ... "Navigation User's Manual" for detailed operating instructions. Clock Setting Procedure The GPS receiver...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    268 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Changing the Time Zone NOTE: You can skip Steps 2 and 3 by pressing and holding the "TIME" button on the radio for three seconds. 1. Turn on the multimedia system. 2. Press and release the "SETUP" button on the radio. 3. If "Time Setup" is ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ... "SETUP" button to exit the screen. Setting the User Clock If you wish to set the clock to a time different from the system clock, you can manually adjust the time by performing the following: NOTE: You can skip Steps 2 and 3 by pressing and holding the "TIME" button on the radio for three ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... release the "SETUP" button to exit the screen. Show Time if Radio is Off When selected, this feature will display the time of day on the screen when the system is turned off. Proceed as follows to change the current setting: NOTE: You can skip Steps 2 and 3 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... 130 channels of music, sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly from its satellites and broadcasting studios. NOTE: Sirius service is not available in Hawaii and has limited coverage in Alaska. System Activation Sirius ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...will display. The Sirius ID number display will time out in two minutes. Press any button on... SAT button until SAT appears in the display. A CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio... Satellite Antenna To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the roof around the rooftop antenna...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    ... INSTRUMENT PANEL 273 as possible, within the loading design of the rack. Do not place items directly on or above the antenna. Reception Quality Satellite reception ...too close to the antenna can cause signal blockage. Operating Instructions - Satellite Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... clockwise to increase or counterclockwise to decrease the channel. MUSIC TYPE Button - Except REU Radio Pressing ... knob within five seconds will allow the program format type to be selected. Toggle the MUSIC .... If a preset button is activated while in the Music Type (Program Type) mode, the Music ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... and the radio will tune to the next station matching the selected format. There is no time-out for this screen. Pressing the MUSIC TYPE button again will close the MUSIC TYPE screen. Once closed, seek up, seek down, and scan will no longer be ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...-Free Communication (UConnect )" in Section 3. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES)™ (If... and broadcasting studios. NOTE: SIRIUS service is not available in Hawaii and has... Navigation or REN Multimedia User Manual for detailed operating instructions. VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... "Video Entertainment System (VES)™ User Manual" for detailed operating instructions. • The touch screen radio and DVD player controls allow front seat ... in the case of younger rear seat passengers. • A battery-powered infrared remote control that snaps into a molded ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    .../REL and REQ/RET radios only with UConnect . For sales code REN/REZ touch screen radio and REU/REX/RE1 radio, refer to the separate User's Manual. This feature allows you to plug an iPod mobile digital device into the vehicle's sound system through a connector (UCI connector) using an optional ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... data: Tune/Scroll Knob Use the Tune/Scroll knob to go to the next or previous track. The Tune/Scroll knob functions similar to the scroll wheel on the iPod mobile digital device. Turning it clockwise (forward) by one click while playing a track skips to the next track. Turning it counterclockwise (...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... to go to the previous or next tracks. RND (Random) Button (RES/REL Radios Only) Pressing the RND button will switch between the shuffle on and shuffle off modes of the iPod . If the RND icon is showing on the radio display then the Shuffle mode is on. List or Browse Mode During Play mode, pressing ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 281 Tune/Scroll Knob In the List mode, the Tune/Scroll knob functions in a similar manner as the scroll wheel on the iPod . Turning the Tune/Scroll knob clockwise (forward) and counterclockwise (backward) scrolls through lists, displaying the track detail on the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... The remote sound system controls are located on the rear surface of the steering wheel. The left- and right-hand controls are rocker-type switches with a pushbutton in the center of each switch. Reach behind the steering wheel to access the switches.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    .... • Press the button in the center of the switch to tune to the next preset that you have programmed. Left-Hand Switch Functions for Media (i.e., CD) Operation Remote Sound Controls 4 Right-Hand Switch Functions • Press the top of the switch ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...button located in the center of the switch to change to the next preset that you have programmed. CD/DVD MAINTENANCE To keep the CD/DVD discs...a soft cloth, wiping from center to edge. 3. Do not apply paper, paper CD labels, or tape to the disc; avoid scratching a disc. 4. Do not use solvents such as ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ... heating system is designed to make you comfortable in all types of weather. For information about basic climate control functions,...to engage and disengage the A/C. NOTE: • The A/C compressor will not engage until the engine has been running for about 10 seconds. • If A/C performance seems lower ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    286 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL • Panel Air is directed through the outlets in the instrument panel. For vehicles equipped with a three-zone system, air is also directed through the outlets in the headliner, unless the climate control for the rear passengers is ON and in Floor mode. NOTE...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... this button to block the flow of outside air from coming into the passenger compartment. NOTE: • Only ... the Recirculation mode as a temporary means to block out any outside odors, smoke, or dust... may occur. Extended use of this mode is not recommended. • The use of the Recirculation mode in cold...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    ... UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Single-Zone Manual Air Conditioning and Heating System 2.... in Section 3 for more information. Single-Zone Manual Climate Control 1. Blower Control The blower ... as you move the control to the right from the “O” (Off) position. There are four blower speeds....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...is set to Panel or Panel/Floor. The A/C can be deselected manually without disturbing the Mode control selection. ... time. If economy mode is desired, turn OFF the A/C and turn the Temperature control to the desired temperature setting. Two- and Three-Zone Manual Air Conditioning and Heating Systems ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... to select. The indicator illuminates when selected. 4. Front Blower Control The blower speed increases as you move the control to the right from the "O" (Off) position. There are four blower speeds. 5. Floor Mode Button Press and release to select. The indicator illuminates when selected. 6. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... above the second row passenger seats ON and OFF. Press and release to change the current ... increases as you move the control to the right from the "O" (Off) position. There are three blower speeds. ... or right for warmer temperature settings in the rear cabin. 4 Rear-Zone Manual Climate Control
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... as you move the control to the right from the "O" (Off) position. There are three blower speeds....cabin. 3. Lockout This indicator illuminates when the climate control is turned OFF by the RR control on the Rear-Zone... of rear cabin air distribution. Rear-Zone Manual Climate Control The Rear-Zone...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... right front seat occupant with independent temperature control. Turn left for cooler or right for warmer temperature settings. 4 Two-Zone ATC 1. ATC ON/OFF Button Press and release to change the current setting. 5. A/C Button Press and release to change the current setting. 6. Recirculation ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...Three-Zone ATC" for more information. Note 1 - To prevent window fogging, Recirculation Mode will not operate when either Defrost or Mix mode is selected. Doing so will cause the indicator to blink and then turn OFF. 1. ATC ON/OFF Button Press and release to change the current setting.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 295 2. Left Front Temperature Control Provides left front seat occupant with independent temperature control. Turn left for cooler or right for warmer temperature settings. 3. Display Screen Shows the current blower speed, mode, and temperature settings, and it ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    ...PANEL Note 1 - To prevent window fogging, Recirculation Mode will not operate when either Defrost or Mix mode is ... cause the indicator to blink and then turn OFF. 1. Rear Blower Control Press the DOWN arrow ... above the second row passenger seats ON and OFF. Press and release the button to change the...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... Control The blower speed increases as you move the control to the right from the "O" (Off) position. There are 10 blower speeds. 3. Rear Temperature Control... settings in the rear cabin. When the rear climate control is turned OFF by the rear button on the Three - Zone ATC, a red indicator will...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... input. • The dual sun-sensor monitors sun load coming through the windshield. • The infrared sensor independently measures the surface temperature of...sensors take into account vehicle-speed, A/C pressure, outside temperature, and engine cooling temperature. Using all of these inputs, the system ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 299 maintain for each zone. On Three-Zone ATC systems, if so desired, push and release the SYNC button. Then turn the Left Front Temperature Control to dial in the temperature that you want the system to maintain for all three zones. Once the comfort level is ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...-quality antifreeze coolant to provide proper corrosion protection and to protect against engine overheating. ... Anytime you store your vehicle, or keep it out of service (i.e., vacation) for two weeks or more, ... heating. If side window fogging becomes a problem, increase blower speed. Vehicle windows ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ... they enter the plenum, they could plug the water drains. In Winter months, make sure the... reduce, but not eliminate, diesel and agricultural smells. The filter acts on air coming ... Refer to "Maintenance Procedures" in Section 7 for A/C Air Filter service information or see your authorized dealer ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    302 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Control Setting Suggestions for Various Weather Conditions
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ......310 ▫ After Starting ...311 Engine Block Heater - If Equipped ...311 Automatic Transaxle ...276 ▫ Brake/Transaxle Interlock System ...312 ▫ Automatic Transaxle Ignition ... Operation ...318 ▫ AutoStick General Information ...318 All Wheel Drive (AWD) - If Equipped ...319 5
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... Traction ...320 Driving Through Water ...321 ▫ Flowing/Rising Water ...321 Parking Brake ...323 Brake System ...326 ▫ Anti-Lock Brake ... Warning Light And ESP/TCS Indicator Light ...334 ▫ Trailer Sway Control (TSC) ...335 Power Steering ...336 Tire Safety Information ...337 ▫ Tire Markings ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... Fuel (E-85) ...365 ▫ Fuel Requirements ...365 ▫ Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) And Gasoline Vehicles ...366 ▫ Starting ...367 ▫ Cruising ...367 ▫ Replacement Parts ...367 ▫ Maintenance ...367 Fuel Requirements ...368 ▫ 2.4L And 2.7L Engines ...368 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ... Certification Label ...375 ▫ Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) ...375 ▫ Gross Axle Weight Rating (... Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) ...382 ▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight ...... Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground) ...392
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... could be seriously or fatally injured. Don't leave the key in the ignition. A child could operate power windows, other controls, or move the... may cause serious injury or death. • Be sure to turn OFF the engine and remove the key from the ignition switch if you want to rest or sleep in your car. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ... NEUTRAL or PARK position before you can start the engine. Apply the brakes before shifting into any driving gear. CAUTION! Damage to the transaxle may occur if the .... • Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is at idle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...(Tip Start) NOTE: Normal Starting of either a cold or a warm engine is obtained without pumping or depressing the accelerator pedal. Do not press the accelerator. Use the Fob with Integrated Key to briefly turn the ignition switch to the START position and release it as...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    310 STARTING AND OPERATING If Engine Fails To Start WARNING! • Never pour fuel ...fuel could enter the catalytic converter and once the engine has started, ignite and damage the ...a start from a booster battery or the battery in another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if done improperly....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ...The engine block heater warms engine coolant and permits quicker starts in cold weather. Connect... into or out of REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop and the engine is ...any gear, make sure your foot is firmly on the brake pedal. 5 WARNING! Remember to disconnect the cord before...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ... MUST press and hold the brake pedal down while shifting out of PARK. WARNING! ... key from the ignition, and apply the parking brake. Once the key is removed from the ignition, the shift lever is ... following steps: 1. Firmly apply the parking brake. 2. Insert the ignition key into the ignition switch ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ... tool into the hole at the front of the cubby bin and push the manual override release lever forward. 5. While holding the release ... in PARK. It also prevents shifting out of PARK unless the key is in the ON position and the brake pedal is applied. 4-Speed or 6-Speed (AutoStick ) Automatic Transaxle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...Ranges PARK PARK supplements the parking brake by locking the transaxle. The engine can be started in this range.... while vehicle is in motion. Apply parking brake when leaving vehicle in this range. When parking on a flat... rearward. Shift into REVERSE only after the vehicle has come to a complete stop...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    STARTING AND OPERATING 315 NEUTRAL The engine may be started in this range. WARNING! Do not coast in NEUTRAL and never turn off the ignition to coast down a hill. These are unsafe practices that limit your response to changing traffic or road conditions. You might lose ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ...also be used when descending steep grades to prevent brake system distress. NOTE: Using the “3ମ.) — 4-Speed Transaxle This range should be used for engine braking when descending very steep grades. In this range, upshifts will occur only to prevent engine overspeed while downshifts occur earlier ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... the vehicle to be driven to an authorized dealer for service without damaging the transaxle. In the event of a momentary problem, the transaxle can be reset to ... you with more control of the vehicle. AutoStick allows you to maximize engine braking, eliminate undesirable upshifts and downshifts, and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... (+) or Left (-). AutoStick is deactivated when the shift lever is moved out of the AutoStick (+/-) position. AutoStick General Information • You can ... when Autostick gaged. is en- • The transaxle will automatically shift up when maximum engine speed is reached while Autostick is engaged. • ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...If a downshift would cause the engine to over-speed, that shift will not occur until it is safe ...mode until the powertrain cools off. − If the system detects a problem, it will disable the AutoStick mode... will return to the automatic mode until the problem is corrected. ALL WHEEL DRIVE (AWD) - IF...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    320 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! All wheels must have the same size and type tires. Unequal tire sizes must not be used. Unequal tire size may cause failure of the power transfer unit. WARNING! Rapid acceleration on slippery surfaces is dangerous. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... Slow down if the road has standing water or puddles. 3. Replace the tires when tread wear indicators first ... prevent damage to your vehicle. Flowing/Rising Water WARNING! Do not drive on, or cross, a road or a... is flowing and/or rising (as in storm run-off). Flowing water can wear away the road or ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... your vehicle's drivetrain components. Always inspect your vehicle's fluids (i.e., engine oil, transmission, axle, etc.) for signs of contamination (i.e., ...it to lock up and stall out, and cause serious internal damage to the engine. Such damage is not covered by the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... increases stopping distances. Therefore, after driving through standing water, drive slowly and lightly press on the brake pedal several times to dry the brakes. • Getting water inside your vehicle's engine can cause it to lock up and stall out...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ...curb on an uphill grade. The foot operated parking brake is positioned below the lower left corner ... then remove your foot from the pedal. To release the parking brake, push down on the parking ... and then release. Parking Brake The brake light in the instrument cluster will turn on when the parking ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... OPERATING 325 NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the degree of brake application. The Brake System Warning Light in the instrument cluster... ignition switch is on. NOTE: This light only shows that the parking brake is applied. It does not show the...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... the Brake System Warning Light will turn on as the brake fluid level drops in the master cylinder. In the event power assist is lost for any reason...possibly an accident. Driving with your foot resting or riding on the brake pedal can result in abnormally high brake temperatures,...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    STARTING AND OPERATING 327 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) This system aids the driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking conditions. The system controls hydraulic brake pressure to prevent wheel lock-up to help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces during braking. Refer to "Anti-...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...system automatically "pumps" the brakes during severe braking conditions to prevent wheel lock-up....mph (11 km/h). ABS is activated during braking under certain road or stopping conditions....after the stop), • The clicking sound of solenoid valves, • Brake pedal pulsations, and • A slight drop...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... normally if the Brake System Warning Light is not on. If the ABS Light is on, the brake system should be serviced as soon as possible to restore the benefits of Anti-Lock brakes. If the ABS Light does not come on when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position, have the light repaired as ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    330 STARTING AND OPERATING If both the Brake System Warning Light and the ABS Light remain on, the ABS and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) systems are not functioning. Immediate repair to the ABS system is required. Brake Assist System (...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... the driven wheels. If wheel spin is detected, brake pressure is applied to the slipping wheel(s) and engine power is reduced to provide enhanced acceleration and ... wheel lift, it then applies the appropriate brake and may also reduce engine power to lessen the chance that wheel lift will occur. ERM ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    ... conditions. ESP corrects for over-steering and under-steering the vehicle by applying the brake of the appropriate wheel. Engine power may also be ... the actual path does not match the intended path, the ESP applies the brake of the appropriate wheel to assist in counteracting the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...Partial Off" mode, momentarily depress the ESP OFF button and the ESP/ TCS Indicator Light will illuminate. To turn the ESP on again, momentarily depress the ESP OFF button and the ESP/TCS Indicator Light will turn off. This will restore the normal "ESP On" mode of operation....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    ... They should both turn off with the engine running. If the ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light turns on continuously with the engine running, a malfunction has been detected in...mph (48 km/h), see your authorized dealer as soon as possible to have the problem diagnosed and corrected.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    STARTING AND OPERATING 335 NOTE: • The ESP/TCS Indicator Light and the ESP/BAS Malfunction Indicator Light will turn on ... is functioning, the ESP/TCS Indicator Light will flash, the engine power will be reduced, and you will feel the brake being applied to individual wheels in an attempt to stop ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... the power steering system. Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a short amount of time. This is ...of the steering wheel travel will increase the steering fluid temperature and it should be avoided when possible. Damage to the power steering pump may occur.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ... from this tire size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H. • LT (Light Truck) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. The size ...: 31x10.5 R15 LT. 5 NOTE: • P (Passenger) - Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric tires have the letter "P" ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... TIRE SIZING TERMS Size Designation: P = Passenger Car tire size based on U.S. design standards ...blank...= Passenger Car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary spare tire 31 = Overall diameter in inches (in)...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    STARTING AND OPERATING 339 TIRE SIZING TERMS Service Description: 95 = Load Index - A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire ... Load (SL) Tire Extra Load (XL) = Extra load (or reinforced) tire Light Load = Light load tire C, D, E = Load range associated with the maximum load a tire ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    ..., located on the white sidewall side of the tire. Look for the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on the outboard side, then you will find it on the inboard side of the tire. TIRE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER EXAMPLE: DOT MA L9 ABCD 0301 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    STARTING AND OPERATING 341 TIRE LOADING AND TIRE PRESSURE Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on either the face of the driver's door or the driver's side B-Pillar. Tire and Loading Information Placard 5 Tire And Loading Information Placard Tire ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ... on the Tire and Loading Information placard and in the "Vehicle Loading" section of this manual. NOTE: Under a maximum loaded vehicle condition, gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) for the front and rear axles must not be exceeded. For further information on ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... weight of luggage and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and luggage load capacity ..., load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine how this reduces the available cargo and luggage load capacity of ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    344 STARTING AND OPERATING
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    STARTING AND OPERATING 345 WARNING! Overloading of your tires is dangerous. Overloading can cause tire failure, affect vehicle handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them. 1. Safety- WARNING! •Improperly ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    346 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! •Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. •Unequal tire pressures from one side of the vehicle to the other can cause the vehicle to drift to the right or left. •Always ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ...) after a three hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire sidewall. Check... visible damage at least once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to check tire pressure. DO NOT make a visual judgement when determining proper ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ...for every 12°F (7°C) for this outside temperature condition. Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 to 40 kPa) during operation. DO NOT reduce this normal pressure build up or your tire pressure will be too low. Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation The manufacturer advocates driving at ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ... 349 Radial Ply Tires WARNING! Combining radial ply tires with other types of tires on your vehicle will cause your vehicle to handle poorly. ... (or six, in case of trucks with dual rear wheels). Never combine them with other types of tires. Cuts and punctures in radial tires are repairable only in ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    350 STARTING AND OPERATING DO NOT install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a conventional tire ...the compact spare wheel, since the wheel is designed specifically for the compact spare. DO NOT install more... limited-use spare tire and wheel assembly. Replace (or repair) the original tire at the first ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... sand, snow, or ice conditions, DO NOT spin your vehicle's wheels faster than 30 mph (48...your tires should be replaced. WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive wheel speeds may... explode and injure someone. DO NOT spin your vehicle's wheels faster than 30 mph (...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ... or death. Keep dismounted tires in a cool, dry place with as little exposure to light as possible. Protect tires from contact with oil, grease, and gasoline. Replacement Tires The tires on your new vehicle provide a balance of many characteristics. They ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ... and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress to steering and suspension components. You could ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    .... See your authorized dealer for proper diagnosis. Improper alignment will not cause vehicle vibration. Vibration may be a result of tire and wheel out-ofbalance. Proper balancing will reduce vibration and avoid tire cupping and spotty ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... the winter. Standard tires are of the all season type and satisfy this requirement as indicated by the M+S designation ..., select tires equivalent in size and type to the original equipment tires. Use snow ... tires generally have lower speed ratings than what was originally equipped with your vehicle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ...in order for the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light to turn off. The system will automatically update and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will turn off once the system re- ceivesthe ..., the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will turn off only after the tires are inflated to...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    .... Undesirable system operation or sensor damage may result when using replacement equipment that is not of the same size, type, and/or style. Aftermarket wheels can cause sensor damage. Do not use aftermarket tire sealants or balance beads if your ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire pressure... and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for... detected, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ...warning limit, a chime will sound and the TPMS Telltale light will turn on upon the next ignition key cycle. 3. After driving the vehicle for up to...remain on solid. 4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will sound and the TPMS Telltale light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    ... update automatically and the TPMS Telltale light will turn off, as long as no tire pressure is ... tire pressure levels. Sensors, mounted to each wheel as part of the valve stem, transmit tire ... Warnings The Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will illuminate in the instrument cluster and a chime ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ... will stop flashing, and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will turn off. The vehicle may need to be driven for up to 10...this information. Check TPMS Warning When a system fault is detected, the Tire Pressure Monitoring Telltale light will flash on and off for 75 seconds and then remain on ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ... or wheel housings. 4. Using tire chains on the vehicle. 5. Using wheels/tires not equipped with TPMS sensors. If the ignition key is cycled, this sequence will repeat, providing the system fault still exists. If the system fault no longer exists...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... value. 4. For each subsequent ignition key cycle, a chime will sound, the TPMS Telltale light will flash on and off for 75 seconds ... the TPMS will update automatically. In addition, the TPMS Telltale light will turn off and the graphic in the EVIC will display a new pressure ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ... States ...KR5S120123 Canada ...2671-S120123 FLEXIBLE FUEL- 2.7L ENGINES ONLY (EXCEPT CALIFORNIA EMISSION STATES) E-85 ... to the other sections of this manual for information on features that are common between Flexible Fuel and gasoline only powered vehicles. E-85 Fuel Cap CAUTION! Only vehicles ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ...lit in or near the vehicle when removing the fuel filler tube cap (gas cap) or filling the tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never use ... vehicle is E-85 compatible, it will operate on unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 87, or E-85 fuel, or any mixture of these two...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    ...operated on E-85 require specially formulated engine oils. These special requirements are included ... MS-6395. The manufacturer only recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet ... fleet testing, to provide additional protection to the manufacturer's engines. Use Mopar or an equivalent oil...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... in driveability (sags and/or hesitations) until the engine is fully warmed up. CRUISING RANGE Because E-85 fuel contains less ... to be compatible with ethanol. Always be sure that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts. CAUTION! Replacing fuel system components with non-...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    ... gasolines, and in some circumstances may result in poorer performance. Light spark knock at low engine speeds is not harmful to your engine. However, continued ... speeds can cause damage and immediate service is required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... another brand of gasoline before considering service for the vehicle. Over 40 auto manufacturers ... and improve air quality. The manufacturer supports the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended ... will provide excellent performance and durability of engine and fuel system components. Gasoline...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...of these blends may result in starting and driveability problems and may damage critical fuel system components. NOTE: The 2.7L engine is now..."Flexible Fuel" in this section. Problems that result from using methanol/gasoline or E85 ethanol blends are not the responsibility of the...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... a pungent burning odor or some light smoke, your engine may be out of tune or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact ... system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer. NOTE: ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    ... odorless gas, which can kill. Never run the engine in a closed area, such as a garage, and never ... period. If the vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine running for more than a short period, .... If the gas cap is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap has been designed for use with ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    ...system. • A poorly fitting gas cap may cause the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) to turn on. Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) 5 NOTE: .... • To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not "top off" the fuel tank after filling. When the fuel nozzle "clicks" or shuts off, the fuel tank is full.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ...add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is running. • A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into .... • When the fuel nozzle "clicks" or shuts off, the fuel tank is full. Loose Fuel Filler ...press the TRIP ODOMETER button to turn off the message. If the problem persists, the message will appear...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ... passenger and luggage loading as indicated. Do not exceed the specified Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (...(GAWR) front • Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) rear • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) • Type of Vehicle • Month Day and Hour of Manufacture (MDH) ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    376 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Because the front wheels steer the vehicle, it is important that you do not exceed the maximum front or rear GAWR....distribution can have an adverse effect on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way the brakes operate.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    ... find safety tips and information on limits to the type of towing you can reasonably do ... as possible. To maintain warranty coverage, follow the requirements and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles ... must be limited so that you do not exceed the GVWR. 5 NOTE: Refer to the "Vehicle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ...fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be supported by the scale. Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) The Gross Combination Weight ...your vehicle and trailer when weighed in combination. (Note that GCWR ratings include a 150 lbs (68 kg) allowance ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... to "TSC (Trailer Sway Control)" under "Electronic Brake Control System" in this section for information on this system. Trailer Sway... more level ride, offering more consistent steering and brake control thereby enhancing towing safety. The addition of a friction / hydraulic sway control also...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ...improperly adjusted weight distributing hitch system may reduce handling, stability, braking performance, and could result in an accident. • Weight distributing systems may not be compatible with surge brake couplers. Consult with your hitch and trailer manufacturer ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... condition. Trailer Hitch Classification Definitions Class Max. Trailer Hitch Industry Standards I - Light Duty 2,000 lbs (907 kg) II - Medium Duty 3,500... Duty Refer to the "Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)" chart for the Maximum Gross Trailer Weight (GTW) towable for your ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ...AND OPERATING Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) The following chart provides the maximum trailer weight ratings towable for your given drivetrain. Engine/ Transaxle GCWR (Gross ...) 7,300 lbs (3,311 kg) 2.7L/3.5L (with out Trailer Tow 7,300 lbs (3,311 kg) ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    STARTING AND OPERATING 383 Engine/ Transaxle GCWR (Gross Combined Wt. Rating) 8,300 lbs (3,765 .... Refer to the Tire- Safety Information Section in this manual. NOTE: * For All Wheel Drive (AWD) models carrying ... rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) and therefore should not be attempted. 8,300 lbs ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ... (GTW) on the tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the rear can cause the trailer to sway severely side to ...of the vehicle: • The tongue weight of the trailer. • The weight of any other type of cargo or equipment put in or on your vehicle. • The weight of the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ..., additional factory-installed options or authorized dealer-installed options must be considered as part of the total load on your vehicle. Refer to the "Tire and ... to 50 mph (80 km/h). Perform the maintenance listed in Section 8. When towing a trailer, never exceed the GAWR, or GCWR, ratings. 5
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... not overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a loss of control, poor performance, or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transaxle, steering, suspension, chassis structure, or tires. • Safety chains must always be used between your vehicle and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    ...procedures. Replacing tires with a higher load carrying capacity will not increase the vehicle's GVWR and GAWR limits. Towing Requirements - Trailer Brakes − Do not interconnect the hydraulic brake system or vacuum system of your vehicle with...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ...trailer equipped with a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic brake controller is not required. − Trailer brakes ...000 lbs (907 kg). WARNING! Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicle's hydraulic brake... and cause it to fail. You might not have brakes when you need them and could...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... OPERATING 389 The Trailer Tow Package may include a 4- and 7-pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved trailer harness and connector. NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles wiring harness. The electrical connections are all complete to the vehicle but you must mate the harness to a ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... extend transaxle life by reducing excessive shifting and heat build up. This action will also provide better engine braking. 7-Pin Connector Towing Tips Before setting out on a trip, practice turning, stopping, and backing up the trailer in an area ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... 391 NOTE: Check the 4-speed automatic transaxle fluid level before towing. The 6-speed transaxle is sealed and the fluid level cannot be checked. See your authorized dealer for assistance. ... Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to maximize fuel efficiency. Towing Tips ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ... and increase engine idle speed. − Highway Driving Reduce speed. − Air Conditioning Turn off temporarily. ... (Flat Towing With All Four Wheels On The Ground) Recreational towing for this vehicle is not recommended. NOTE: If the vehicle requires towing, make sure all four wheels are off the ground.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... Flasher ...394 If Your Engine Overheats ...394 ▫ Engine Oil Overheating - 2.4L Gas And ...410 Towing A Disabled Vehicle ...412 ▫ Without The Ignition Key ...412 ▫ Towing This Vehicle Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With The Key In The Ignition And All Four Wheels On The Ground) ...412 ▫ ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 396
    ...a second time to turn off the flashers. This is an emergency warning system and it should not be used when ..., put the transaxle in NEUTRAL, but do not increase engine idle speed. NOTE: There are... Air Conditioning A/C system is on, turn it off. The A/C system adds heat to the engine cooling system and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ... you hear continuous chimes, turn the engine OFF immediately, and call for service. Engine Oil Overheating - 2.... Diesel Engines Only (If Equipped) On hot days the engine oil temperature may become too hot ... to 48 mph (77 km/h) maximum until the engine oil temperature is reduced. NOTE: Although the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ...Pull far enough off the road to avoid the danger of being hit when operating the jack or changing the wheel. • Getting under a jacked-up vehicle is dangerous. The vehicle could slip off the ... get any part of your body under a vehicle that is on a jack. Never start or run the engine while...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    ...the edge of the roadway as possible. Avoid icy or slippery areas. 2. Set the parking brake and place the shift lever in PARK. 3. Turn OFF the ignition. 4. Turn ON the hazard warning flashers. 5. Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ...underneath the vehicle. CAUTION! The winch mechanism is designed for use with the jack-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other power tools is not recommended and it can damage the winch. 3. Pull the spare tire out from underneath the vehicle and raise it...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 399 4. Tilt the retainer at the end of the winch cable and remove it from the center of the wheel. Spare Tire Stowage NOTE: On Seven-Passenger Models, fold the third-row passenger seats flat. This will provide more space when accessing the jacking tools and when operating...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    ... winch mechanism is designed for use with the jack-handle only. Use of an air wrench or other power tools is not recommended and it can damage the winch.... tire's tread is on the ground and the valve stem is at the top of the wheel and facing away from the rear of the vehicle. Lowering/...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... at the end of the winch cable and drop it through the center of the wheel. Then place the spare tire with the cable and retainer underneath the vehicle. 5. .... Push against the tire several times to be sure it is held securely in place. Jacking Instructions 6 Jack Warning Label Spare Tire Retainer
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ... the vehicle. • Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised. • Set the parking brake firmly and set an automatic transaxle in PARK; a manual transaxle in REVERSE. • Never start or run the engine with the vehicle on a jack. • Do not let anyone sit in the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 403 6 Jack Engagement Locations
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... the wheel nuts. For vehicles so equipped, remove the wheel cover from the wheel by hand. Do not pry the wheel cover off. Then pull the wheel off the hub. NOTE: • For vehicles so equipped, do not attempt to install a center cap or wheel cover on the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... wheel nuts with the cone shaped end of the nut toward the wheel. Lightly tighten the wheel nuts. 9. Finish tightening the wheel nuts. Push ... position. WARNING! To avoid the risk of forcing the vehicle off the jack, do not tighten the wheel nuts fully until the vehicle has been lowered. Failure to ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    ... possibility of wheel studs being sheared or the bolt holes in the wheels becoming elongated. This is especially important during the first few hundred miles ... wheel nuts should then be tightened to recommended torque. Tighten the wheel nuts to the final torque in increments. Progress around the bolt...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... fluid is a corrosive acid solution; do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin, or ... and is accessible through the wheel well. Remote jump-start terminals are located in the engine compartment. ... may be used to obtain a start from another vehicle. This type of start can be dangerous if done ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... allowing the vehicles to touch. Set parking brake, place automatic transaxle in PARK, and... the remote jumpstart positive battery post (+) in the engine compartment. Connect one end of the jumper... on the engine ground. Refer to the following illustration for jump-starting connections. WARNING! Do not...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... engine in the vehicle that has the booster battery, let the engine idle a few minutes, and then ... Terminal 6. If the vehicle is equipped with Sentry Key Immobilizer, turn the ignition switch to the ON position for... in a discharged battery may freeze. Do not attempt jump-starting because the battery ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ...your vehicle becomes stuck in mud, sand, or snow, it can often be moved by a rocking motion. Turn your steering wheel right and left to clear the area around...attempting to "rock" the vehicle. Refer to "Partial Off Mode" under "Electronic Stability Program (ESP)" in Section 5.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ... explode and injure someone. Do not spin your vehicle's wheels faster than 30 mph (48 km/h) or for longer than 30..., no matter what the speed. CAUTION! Racing the engine or spinning the wheels too fast may lead to ... It can also damage the tires. Do not spin the wheels above 30 mph (48 km/h). ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ... IN EMERGENCIES TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE Without The Ignition Key Front Wheel Drive (FWD) Special care must be ... Behind Another Vehicle (Flat Towing With The Key In The Ignition And All Four Wheels On The Ground) CAUTION! • If the vehicle being towed requires steering, the ignition switch must ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ...(wipers, defrosters, etc.) while being towed, the key must be in the ON position, not the ACC position. Make ... flat bed truck or with the front wheels off the ground. All Wheel Drive (AWD) Your ... Wheel Drive (FWD) Rear towing is not recommended with the front wheels on the ground, as transaxle damage ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    414 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES All Wheel Drive (AWD) CAUTION! The manufacturer does not recommend towing an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) on a tow dolly. Vehicle damage may occur.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... Message ...421 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs ...422 Replacement Parts ...423 Authorized Dealer Service ...424 Maintenance Procedures ...424 ▫ Engine Oil ...424 ▫ Engine Oil Filter ...428 ▫ Drive Belts - Check Condition And Tension . . ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    416 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ A/C Air Filter - If Equipped ...434 ▫ Power Steering - Fluid Check ...436 ▫ Front Suspension Ball Joints ...437...445 ▫ Fuel System ...446 ▫ Brake System ...446 ▫ Automatic Transaxle ...449 ▫ Front And Rear Wheel Bearings ...451 ▫...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 417 ▫ License Plate Light ...470 Fluids And Capacities ...472 Fluids, Lubricants, And Genuine Parts ...474 ▫ Engine ...474 ▫ Chassis ...476 7
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ...ENGINE COMPARTMENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 - Coolant Bottle - Engine Coolant Reservoir - Power Steering Fluid - Engine Oil Dipstick - Engine Oil Fill - Automatic Transaxle Dipstick - Power Steering Fluid Reservoir ... - Air Cleaner Filter 12 - Washer Fluid Bottle 13 - Engine Coolant Cap...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... VEHICLE 419 2.7L ENGINE COMPARTMENT 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 - Coolant Bottle - Coolant Pressure Cap - Power Steering Fluid - Engine Oil Fill - Engine Oil Dipstick - Automatic Transaxle Dispstick 7 - Brake Fluid Reservoir 8 - Remote Jump-Start Positive Battery ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 422
    420 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 3.5L ENGINE COMPARTMENT 1 2 3 4 5 6 Coolant Bottle Coolant Pressure Cap Power Steering Fluid Engine Oil Fill Engine Oil Dipstick Brake Fluid Reservoir 7 - Remote Jump-Start Positive Battery Post 8 -...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    .... The vehicle must be serviced before any emissions tests can be performed. • If the MIL is flashing while the engine is running, severe catalytic converter damage and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required. Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message If the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    422 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE off the message. If the problem persists, the message will appear the next ... crank or start the engine, you will have to start this test over. 4. As soon as you turn the ignition key to the ON position, you will see the MIL symbol come on as part of a normal bulb check.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... to being fully illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition key or start the engine. This means that the vehicle's OBD II system is not ready and you ... remain fully illuminated until you turn OFF the ignition key or start the engine. This means that the vehicle's OBD II system is ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    ... These items should be inspected if a malfunction is observed or suspected. Engine Oil Checking Oil Level To assure proper engine lubrication, the engine oil must be maintained at the correct level. Check the oil level at regular intervals, such as every fuel stop. WARNING! ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 425 The best time to check the engine oil level is about five minutes after a fully warmed engine is shut off. Do not check oil level before starting the engine after it has sat overnight. Checking engine oil level when the engine ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ...km) or six months, whichever occurs first. Engine Oil Selection For best performance and maximum protection under all types of operating conditions, the manufacturer only recommends engine oils that are API Certified and meet the requirements of Chrysler ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... illustration in this section. Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certification mark and the ... SAE viscosity grade number should not be used. Engine Oil Viscosity (SAE Grade) —... illustration in this section. Lubricants that do not have both, the engine oil certification mark and the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... Oil Filter The engine oil filter should be replaced at every engine oil change. Engine Oil Filter Selection This manufacturer's engines have a full-flow type disposable oil filter. Use a filter of this type for replacement. The quality of replacement filters varies ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... faulty spark plug. Refer to "Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts" in this section for the proper type of spark plug for use in your vehicle. Engine Air Cleaner Filter ...in Section 8 for engine air cleaner filter service intervals. NOTE: Be sure to follow the "dusty or off-road ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ...conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned ...might be grass or leaves coming into contact with your exhaust system. Do not park ... involving engine misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... to a complete stop, shut the engine OFF, and allow the vehicle to cool. Thereafter, obtain service, including a tune-up .... Remote battery terminals are located in the engine compartment for jump-starting. To access the battery, turn the steering wheel fully to the right and remove the access panel ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    432 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Battery fluid is a corrosive acid solution and can burn or even blind you. Don’t allow battery fluid to contact your eyes, skin, or clothing. Donମ.on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. • Battery gas is flammable and explosive. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ...serviced by an authorized dealer at the start of each warm season. This service should include cleaning of the condenser fins and a performance test. Drive belt tension should also be checked at this time. WARNING! • Use only refrigerants and ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... A/C system sealers, stop leak products, seal conditioners, compressor oil, and refrigerants. A/C Air Filter - If Equipped Refer to the Maintenance Schedule in Section 8 for A/C air filter service intervals. WARNING! Do not remove the A/C air filter while the blower is ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 435 Glove Box Removal A/C Air Filter Replacement 3. Pivot the glove box downward. 4. Disengage the two retaining tabs... and remove the cover. 5. Remove the A/C air filter by pulling it straight out of the housing. 6. Install the A/C air filter with the arrow on the filter ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... are seated fully as you raise the door. Otherwise, the door latch will not align properly. Power Steering - Fluid Check Checking the power steering fluid level at a defined service interval is not required. The fluid should only be checked if a ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ... and the corresponding potentially damaged ball joint must be replaced. Steering Linkage The tie rod end ball joints should be inspected for external leakage and damage ...to remove dust and grit; after lubricating, excess oil and grease should be removed. Particular attention should ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ... the blade. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc. NOTE: Always .../Rear Window Washer NOTE: Refer to the appropriate "Engine Compartment" diagram in Section 7 for the location of the washer fluid reservoir. The windshield washer and the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... protection against carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system. Whenever a ... passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust system each time the vehicle is raised for lubrication or oil change. Replace as required. WARNING! Exhaust gases can ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ...burned by hot coolant or steam from your radiator. If you see or hear steam coming ...pressure cap when the radiator is hot. Coolant Checks Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every ...gently spraying water from a garden hose vertically down the face of the condenser. Check the coolant recovery ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ..., it should be replaced with the specified coolant as soon as possible. • Do not use plain water alone or alcohol-based engine coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, as they may not be ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... 50% HOAT engine coolant and distilled water. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed 70... water such as distilled or deionized water when mixing the water/engine coolant solution. The use of lower ... is operated. NOTE: Mixing coolant types will decrease the life of the engine coolant and will require ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    .... Disposal of Used Coolant Used ethylene glycol-based engine coolant is a regulated substance requiring proper disposal. Check with your ...To prevent ingestion by animals or children, do not store ethylene glycol-based engine coolant in open containers or allow it to remain in puddles on the ground. ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... checking for coolant freeze point or replacing coolant. Advise your service attendant of this. As long as the engine operating temperature is ... are required, or if the level in the coolant recovery bottle does not drop when the engine cools, the cooling system should be pressure tested for leaks.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 445 • Maintain coolant concentration at 50% HOAT engine coolant (minimum) and distilled water for proper corrosion protection of ... necessary, install ONLY the correct type thermostat. Other designs may result in unsatisfactory coolant performance, poor ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ...temperatures, excessive lining wear, and possible brake damage. You wouldn't have your full braking capacity in an emergency. Brake and Power Steering Hoses When servicing the vehicle for scheduled maintenance, inspect the surface of the hoses and nylon...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ...clamps and couplings to make sure they are secure and no leaks are present. NOTE: • Often, fluids such as oil, power steering fluid, and brake fluid are used during assembly plant operations to ease the assembly of hoses to couplings. Therefore, ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    .... Refer to "Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts" in this section for the correct fluid type. WARNING! • Overfilling the brake fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the brake fluid catching fire. • Use of a brake ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 449 CAUTION! Do not allow petroleum-based fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Seal damage may result. Automatic Transaxle The automatic transaxle and differential assembly are contained within a single housing. The fluid level ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... will result in more frequent fluid and filter changes. Refer to "Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts" for the correct fluid type. • Dirt and water in the transaxle can cause serious damage. To prevent dirt and water from entering the transaxle after ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... Lubricants, and Genuine Parts" in this section for the correct fluid type. It is important that the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the ... may be used. Special Additives Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) is an engineered product and its performance may be impaired by...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ...• Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using Mopar Car Wash or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels completely with clear water. • If insects, tar, or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use Mopar Super Kleen Bug and Tar Remover to remove.
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... to scratch the paint. • Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that may diminish the gloss or thin out the paint finish. • It is ...gravel roads, consider mud or stone shields behind each wheel. CAUTION! Do not use abrasive or strong cleaning materials such as...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ... plated wheels should be cleaned regularly with a mild soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove heavy soil and/or excessive brake dust, use Mopar Wheel Cleaner (05066247AB) or equivalent or select a nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    ... be taken to avoid soaking your leather upholstery with any liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, solvents, detergents, or ammonia-based cleaners to clean your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ... minimize the possibility of scratching the lenses and reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. ... Mopar Glass Cleaner or any commercial household-type glass cleaner. Never use an abrasive type cleaner. Use caution when cleaning the inside rear window equipped with an electric defroster....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... weaken the fabric. Sun damage can also weaken the fabric. If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to wash them. Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ... result in a dangerous electrical system overload. If a properly rated fuse continues to blow, it indicates a problem in the circuit that must be corrected. Cavity J1 J2 ... Rear Door Module Driver Door Node Passenger Door Node Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Pump/ Electronic Stability Program (ESP) -
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 459 Cavity J7 Cartridge Fuse 30 Amp Pink MiniFuse - Description Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Valve/ Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Power Memory Seat if equipped Flex Fuel/PZEV Motor - if equipped (If Equipped) ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    ... (CHMSL) (If Equipped) Trailer Lights Front/Rear Axle (If Equipped) Trailer Tow Power Inverter - if equipped Power Outlet #1/ Accessory (... 20 Amp Yellow 20 Amp Yellow 20 Amp Yellow Description Power Outlet #2 (Battery or Accessory (ACC) Selectable) Front Heated Seats if ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ...(SDARS) - if equipped, Universal Garage Door Opener (UGDO) - if equipped, Vanity Light, Video Entertainment System (VES)™ - if equipped Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) if equipped, Underhood Light Cavity M12 M13 Cartridge Fuse - - M14 M15 MiniFuse 30 Amp ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    ... M20 Cartridge Fuse MiniFuse 15 Amp Blue Description Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) - if equipped, Interior Lighting, Steering Wheel Switches - if equipped, Switch Bank Auto Shut Down (ASD) #3 Right Horn Left Horn Rear ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ... Fuse - - MiniFuse 20 Amp Yellow 10 Amp Red 10 Amp Red 10 Amp Red Description Fuel Pump/Diesel Lift Pump Power MIRRORS Switch/Drivers Window Switch Steering Column Lock, Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) NGC (Powertrain Control Module)/ Transmission Feed (...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    ... MiniFuse 10 Amp Red Description Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Program (ESP), STOP LIGHT Switch Lock/Unlock Motors ... • Remove the IOD (Ignition Off-Draw) mini-fuses from the Totally Integrated Power Module located in the engine compartment. • Or,...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ...or glass wedge base. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved and should not be used for replacement. LIGHT BULBS - Interior... Lighting ...LED (Serviced at Authorized Dealer) NOTE: For lighted switches, see your authorized dealer for replacement instructions. LIGHTS BULBS - Outside Bulb No. Low Beam ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ... may be necessary to remove the air cleaner filter housing and position the Totally Integrated Power Module (TIPM) aside to replace certain the lights in the left headlight housing. 2. Rotate the applicable bulb and connector assembly 1⁄4 turn ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    ...and rotate it 1⁄4 turn clockwise to lock it in place. Front Fog Light NOTE: Turn the steering wheel to the right if replacing the left front fog light or to the left if replacing the right front fog light to allow for easier access to the front of the wheel well. 1. Remove the ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    468 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE CAUTION! Do not touch the new bulb with your fingers. Oil contamination will severely shorten bulb life. If the bulb comes in contact with an oily... Reinstall the front lower wheel well access panel and fasteners. Tail/Stop Light, Rear Turn Signal Light...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 471
    ...Reinstall the taillight housing and fasteners. Changing the Tail Light or Backup Light 1. Open the liftgate. 2. Remove the two fasteners retaining the ...and hand pressure together to disengage the taillight housing from the liftgate. 7 1 - Tail/Stop Light Bulb 2 - Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb 4....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 472
    ...and fasteners. License Plate Light 1. Push the small locking tab sticking out of the end of the lens toward the side of the vehicle and hold it in that position. 1 - Tail Light Bulb 2 - Backup Light Bulb 5. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install the replacement bulb. 6....
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 473
    ... with the other hand and then separate the bulb and connector assembly from the lens. 4. Remove the bulb from the connector socket and install the replacement bulb. 5. Install the bulb and connector assembly into the lens and rotate the connector 1⁄4 turn clockwise to lock it in place. 6. Insert ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 474
    ... with 2.4 Liter PZEV Engine FWD Models without 2.4 Liter PZEV Engine All-Wheel Drive Models Engine Oil with Filter 2.4 Liter Engine (SAE 5W-20, API Certified) 2.7 ... Control System (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) or equivalent 2.4 Liter Engine and Three-Zone ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 475
    ... System (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) or equivalent 2.7 Liter Engine and Three-... (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) or equivalent 3.5 Liter Engine and Single- ... (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) or equivalent 3.5 Liter Engine and Three-...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 476
    474 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS, AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Engine Coolant Engine Oil (2.4L) Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 477
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 475 Component Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine Parts Spark Plugs (2.7L) TE10MCC5 (Gap.050 in [1.27 mm]) Spark Plugs (3.5L) ZFR5LP-13G (Gap.050 in [1.27 mm]) Fuel Selection (2.4L) 87 Octane Fuel Selection (2.7L) 87 Octane Fuel ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 478
    ... Transaxle Power Transfer Unit (PTU) Rear Drive Assembly (RDA) Brake Master Cylinder Power Steering Reservoir Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts Mopar ... DOT 4 is acceptable. Use only recommended brake fluids. Mopar Power Steering Fluid + 4, Mopar ATF+4 Automatic Transmission Fluid
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 479
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emissions Control System Maintenance ...478 Maintenance Schedule ...478 ▫ Required Maintenance Intervals ...481 M A I N T E N A N C E S C H E D U L E S 8
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 480
    ... in the instrument cluster odometer and a single chime will sound, indicating that an oil change is necessary. Based on engine operation conditions, the oil change indicator message will illuminate. This means that service is required for your vehicle. Have your ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 481
    ... last oil change, even if the oil change indicator message is NOT illuminated. • Change your engine oil more often if you drive your vehicle off-road for an extended period of time. • Under no circumstances should oil change intervals exceed 6,000 mi (10...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 482
    ... the battery, and clean and tighten the terminals as required. • Check the fluid levels of coolant reservoir, brake master cylinder, power steering, and transaxle, and add as needed. • Check all lights and other electrical items for ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 483
    ...the interval that occurs first.) Maintenance Items Change the engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate the tires. If using your vehicle in dusty or off-road conditions, inspect the engine air cleaner filter, and replace if necessary. Inspect the brake linings, and replace if...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 484
    ..., or frequent trailer towing. Inspect and replace PCV valve if necessary. † Flush and replace the engine coolant. Replace the spark plugs on 3.5L engines. Replace the timing belt on 3.5L engines. Change the automatic transaxle fluid and filter. Replace the accessory ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 485
    ... maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but is not required to maintain emissions warranty. WARNING! You can be badly injured working on or around a motor ...If you have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent mechanic. A...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 486
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 487
    ... ...489 ▫ Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY) ...489 ▫ Service Contract ...489 Warranty Information (U.S. Vehicles Only) ...490 MOPAR Parts ...491 Reporting Safety Defects ...491 ▫ In The 50 United States And ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 488
    486 IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE Publication Order Forms ...492 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire Quality Grades ...493 ▫ Treadwear ...493 ▫ Traction Grades ...493 ▫ Temperature Grades ...494
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 489
    ... folder. All work to be performed may not be covered by the warranty. Discuss additional charges with the service manager. Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history. This can often provide a clue to the current problem. Prepare A List Make a written list of your vehicle's ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 490
    ...YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE high quality service. The manufacturer's authorized dealers have the facilities,...you should always talk to an authorized dealer's service manager first. Most matters can ...process. • If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the general manager or owner...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 491
    ... by dialing 1-800-380-CHRY. Service Contract You may have purchased a... New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer's Service Contracts.... behind any service contract that is not the manufacturer's Service Contract. It is not responsible for any ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 492
    ...ASSISTANCE Contract, and you require service after the manufacturer's New Vehicle Limited Warranty expires, please refer to the contract documents, and contact ...with their sincere efforts to resolve any warranty issues or related concerns. WARNING! Engine exhaust, some of its ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 493
    ... CONSUMER ASSISTANCE 491 MOPAR PARTS Mopar fluids, lubricants, parts, and accessories are available ... However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your authorized dealer,... defect, you should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 494
    ...). • Service Manuals These comprehensive Service Manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing, and repairing Chrysler LLC vehicles. A complete ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 495
    ...safety requirements in addition to these grades. Treadwear The Treadwear grade is a comparative rating, based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 496
    ... IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE WARNING! The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics. Temperature ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 497
    INDEX 10
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 498
    ... ...323,326 ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) ...215,327,328 Adding Engine Coolant (Antifreeze) ...442 Adding Fuel ...372 Adding Rear Washer Fluid ...194 Adding ... Satellite Radio ...272 Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) ...441,442,472 Disposal ...443 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...327,328 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 499
    ...Locks ...30,31 Automatic Headlights ...147 Automatic Oil Change Indicator ...210,225 Automatic Temperature ...Outlet (Power Outlet) ...174 Auxiliary Power Outlet ...174 Back-Up Lights ...468 Ball Joints ... ...407 Keyless Transmitter Replacement (RKE) ...25 Location ...407,431 Bearings ...451 Belts, Drive...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 500
    ... ...330 Brake Assist Warning Light ...216 Brake Control System, Electronic ...328 Brake Fluid ...476 Brake, Parking ...323 Brake System ...326,446 Anti-Lock...92 Capacities, Fluid ...472 Caps, Filler Fuel ...372 Oil (Engine) ...418,419,420,427 Radiator (Coolant Pressure) ...442 Car...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 501
    ... (Vehicle Loading) ...188,375 Catalytic Converter ...429 CD (Compact Disc) Player ...234,266 CD (Compact Disc) Player Maintenance ...284 Cellular Phone ...93,266,267 Certification Label...Chart, Tire Sizing ...338 Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) ...422 Checking Your Vehicle ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 502
    ... INDEX Console, Overhead ...162 Contract, Service ...489 Converter, Catalytic ...429 Coolant Pressure Cap (... Lights ...153 Daytime Running Lights ...148 Dealer Service ...424 Defroster, Rear Window ...195... ...152 Dimmer Switch, Headlight ...150 Dipsticks Automatic Transaxle ...449 Oil (Engine) ...424
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 503
    INDEX 501 Disabled Vehicle Towing ...412 Disposal Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) ...443 Engine Oil ...428 Door Locks ...28 Door Locks,...Lock Brake System ...327 Brake Assist System ...330 Electronic Roll Mitigation ...331 Electronic Stability Program ...332 Traction Control ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 504
    ... Heater ...311 Break-In Recommendations ...77 Checking Oil Level ...424 Compartment ...418 Coolant (Antifreeze) ...440,474 Cooling ...440 ... ...77 Overheating ...394 Starting ...307 Temperature Gauge ...205 Engine Oil Viscosity ...427 Enhanced Accident Response Feature ...61 Entry System, Illuminated ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 505
    ... Fluid Leaks ...81 Fluid Level Checks Automatic Transaxle ...449 Brake ...447,476 Cooling System ...440 Engine Oil ...424 Power Steering ...436,476 Fluids ...474 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts ...474 Fog Light Service ...467 Fog ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 506
    ... ...369 Octane Rating ...368,474 Requirements ...368 Saver Mode ...226 Specifications ...474 Tank Capacity ...472 Fuel, Flexible ...See Flexible Fuel ...) ...368 Conserving ...226 Gasoline, Reformulated ...369 Gauges Coolant Temperature ...205 Fuel ...205 Odometer ...209 Speedometer...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 507
    ... Hazard Driving Through Flowing, Rising, or Shallow Standing Water ...321 Hazard Warning Flasher ...394 Head ... High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch ...150 Lights On Reminder ...148 On With Wipers ...147,156 Passing ...Heated Seats ...132 Heater ...288,289 Heater, Engine Block ...311 High Beam Indicator ......
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 508
    ... ...176 Jack Location ...396 Jack Operation ...396,401 Jacking Instructions ...401 Jump Starting ...407 Key, Programming ...Key, Replacement ...Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) Key-In Reminder ...Keyless Entry System ...Keys ...Knee Bolster ...17 16 15 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 509
    ... Light Bulbs ...81,465 Light Replacement ...466 Lights ...81,146,466 Airbag ......147 Back-Up ...468 Battery Saver ...152 Brake Assist Warning ...216,334 Brake Warning ...217 Bulb Replacement ...466 Cargo ...151 ... Switch, Headlight ...146,150 Electronic Stability Program (ESP) Indicator ...216,332,334 ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 510
    ... Low Tire ...213 Malfunction Indicator (Check Engine) ...215 Map Reading ...151 Oil Pressure ...211 Parade Mode (Daytime Brightness) ...153 Park ...Rear Servicing ...466,468 Rear Tail ...468 Seat Belt Reminder ...208 Service ...465,466 Service Engine Soon (Malfunction Indicator)...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 511
    ...Maintenance Schedule ...478 Maintenance, Sunroof ...173 Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) . . 215,422 Manual, Service ...492 Map/Reading Lights ...151 Marker Lights, Side ...466 Master Cylinder (Brakes) ...447 Methanol ...369 Mini-Trip Computer ...226 Mirrors ......
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 512
    ...39 Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) ...368,474 Odometer Trip ...212,218 Oil ...Oil Change Indicator, Reset ...210,225 Oil, Engine ...424,474 Capacity ...472 ...Manual (Operator Manual) ...492 Paint Care ...452 Panic Alarm ...24 Parking Brake ...323 Parking On Hill ...323 Passenger Seat Back Tilt (Easy Entry...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 513
    ... ...436 Sunroof ...170 Windows ...34 Windows, Express Down ...25 Power Steering Fluid ...436,476 Power Transfer Unit ...476 ... Jacking ...397 Pretensioners Seat Belts ...47 Programmable Electronic Features ...230 Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) ...20 Radial Ply Tires ...349 Radiator ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 514
    ... Lights On ...148 Reminder, Seat Belt ...48 Remote Control Starting System ...27 Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) ...20 ... System ...27 Replacement Bulbs ...465 Replacement Keys ...16 Replacement Parts ...423 Replacement Tires ...352 Reporting Safety Defects ...491 Resetting Oil Change Indicator ...210,225...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 515
    ...,75 Extender ...50 Front Seat ...41,42 Inspection ...80 Operating Instructions ...42 Pretensioners ...47 Rear Seat ...41 Reminder ...208 ... ...130 Heated ...132 Height Adjustment ...127,129 Lumbar Support ...127 Power ...129 Rear Folding ...134,141 Reclining ...125 Reclining Rear ...137,141 Seatback ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 516
    ... ...18,208 Selection of Coolant (Antifreeze) ...441,474 Selection of Oil ...426 Sentry Key (Immobilizer) ...15 Sentry Key Programming ...17 Sentry Key Replacement ...16 Service Assistance ...487 Service Contract ...489 Service Engine Soon Light ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 517
    ... ...157 Linkage ...437 Power ...336,436 Tilt Column ...157 Wheel, Tilt ...157 Steering Wheel ... ...50 Sway Control, Trailer ...335,379 Synthetic Engine Oil ...427 System, Navigation ...266 System, ... Control, Automatic (ATC) ...293 Temperature Gauge, Engine Coolant ...205 Tether Anchor, Child Restraint ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 518
    ... Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) ...355 Quality Grading ...493 Radial ...349 Replacement ...352 Safety ...337,345 Sizes ...338 Snow Tires ...355 Spare ... Towing Assistance ...106 Behind a Motor Home ...392 Disabled Vehicle ...412 Guide ...382 Recreational ...392 Weight ...382 Towing Assistance ...106
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 519
    ...Selection of Lubricant ...476 Transmission ...See Transaxle Transmitter Battery Service (Remote Keyless Entry) ...25 Transmitter, Garage Door Opener (HomeLink ) ...163 Transmitter Programming (Remote Keyless Entry) ...20 Transmitter, Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) ......
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 520
    ... (Rear Seat Video System) ...276 Viscosity, Engine Oil ...427 Voice Recognition System (VR... ...394 Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) ...205 Warnings and Cautions ...6 Warranty Information ...490...156,438 Washing Vehicle ...452 Water Driving Through ...321 Wheel Alignment and Balance ......
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 521
    INDEX 519 Wheel Bearings ...451 Wheel Nut Torque ...406 Wind Buffeting ...37,173... ...52,58 Window Fogging ...300 Windows ...34 Power ...34 Windows, Express Down ...25 Windshield Defroster ... Washers ...153,156 Fluid ...Windshield Wiper Blades Windshield Wipers ...Wiper Blade Replacement Wiper, Delay ...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 522
    ...following must be observed during installation. The positive power connection should be made directly to the battery ... fused as close to the battery as possible. The negative power connection should be made to body sheet ... (SWR). Mobile radio equipment with output power greater than normal may require...
  • 2009 Dodge Journey | Owner's Manual - Page 523
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